Investiture ceremony of Alejandro Jadad as Honorary Doctor

Investiture of Alejandro Jadad as Honorary Doctor (Honoris Causa) by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, on Thursday January 25, 2018.

Colombian-Canadian with Lebanese origins and educated in England, Jadad is Doctor of Medicine by the Javeriana University of Colombia and Doctor of Philosophy by the Balliol College and the Faculty of Clinical Medicine of the University of Oxford. He is currently Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation and Founder of the Center for Global Health Innovation at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Recognized for his expertise in information and communication technologies applied to health, he is the author of many international research publications. Considered one of the "10 most influential Hispanic Canadians" (2007), Jadad has been distinguished with the Canadian Latin American Achievement Award (2004), for the most important contribution to Latin American-Canadian relations by a Hispanic person; The Distinguished Lecturer Award (2006), from the Health Canada's Chief Scientist, for his contributions to health and the health system; and the Order of the Congress of Colombia, granted by the government of that country, among others.

Participants in the ceremony will include the president of the UOC, Josep A. Planell, and the director of development of the eHealth Center of the UOC, Manuel Armayones.


Sala Teatre del Centre de Cultura Contempornia de Barcelona, CCCB
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona



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