Bogotá, Colombia -- University of La Sabana Grants First Honorary Doctorate

On November 10, the University of La Sabana gave its first honorary doctorate to Prof. Jorge Reynolds Pombo, known worldwide for having invented the first external artificial pacemaker in 1958 and for research over more than 55 years on the electrical functioning of the heart. The ceremony was presided over by the vice- Grand Chancellor of the University, Fr. Hernan Salcedo Plazas. The event included the academic procession with all the professors at La Sabana and the presentation by Professor Alvaro Mendoza of the accomplishments of the new doctor honoris causa.

Romana, No. 61, July-December 2015, pag. 331.