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27th Annual African American History Month Celebration

Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick, Judge Brian A. Jackson, Judge John W. deGravelles, Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes, Magistrate Judge Scott D. Johnson of the United States District Court, Judge Douglas D. Dodd of the United States Bankruptcy Court, and the agencies of the Middle District of Louisiana federal courthouse hosted the twenty-seventh annual African American History Month Celebration on Tuesday, February 22nd as a virtual event due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Corey Hebert, with remarks by Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick and Judge Brian A. Jackson.

Dr. Corey Hebert, a native of Baton Rouge who serves as an Assistant Professor at both the LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Medical Center. Dr Hebert has also served as the Principal Research Investigator for over 60 phase 1, 2 and 3 FDA-regulated clinical trials on various nutritional and pharmacotherapeutic agents, and is an award-winning medical journalist, working as the on-air Chief Medical Editor for the NBC television affiliate in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region.  See the virtual program here.