U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas recently congratulated AOA past president Ray E. Stowers, DO, during a tribute on the House floor for receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation.
The American Osteopathic Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement award is given to osteopathic physicians who have made significant contributions to the osteopathic profession and have shown a lifetime of devotion to osteopathic medicine.
Dr. Stowers, a family medicine physician, served as AOA president from 2012-2013. He currently serves as the vice president of academic affairs for the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The tribute was recorded on the Congressional Record, which reports the proceedings and debates of Congress.