State Senator Jim Whitehead (R-Evans) introduced legislation today which would do just that.
“Charlie Norwood’s lifetime dedication to dental health coupled with stalwart support for MCG throughout his congressional career more than merits naming the new dental school in his honor,” said Whitehead, according to a press release. “But his role as perhaps the leading health care reformer in Congress over the last decade demands it.”
Norwood, a career dentist, served as such first in the Army’s MASH corps, and then in private practice.
According to the release:
Whitehead’s resolution urges the Medical College of Georgia to “honor the lifetime achievements and legacy of the Honorable Charlie Norwood D.D.S. of Augusta, Georgia, for his state, his nation, and his profession by naming the new dental school after him.”