From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. joined Congressmen Ruppersberger and Sarbanes earlier today at the Shock Trauma center at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) to announce legislation that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to R Adams Cowley. He founded the first trauma center in the nation at the UMMC and is responsible for numerous medical innovations that have saved countless lives.
“I can’t think of a more qualified person than Dr. Cowley to receive this prestigious award,” said Congressman Harris. “As a doctor who has practiced for nearly 30 years and conducted medical research, I know firsthand how innovative techniques like those championed by Dr. Cowley have saved lives and improved our society. He left a legacy that deserves to be honored with the highest recognition given by Congress.”