Dr. Jaime Torres

Education and Training 

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, Medical Doctor Degree, 1973.

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Department of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine, 1974-1976.

Louisiana State University, Department of Medicine, Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases,1976-1979.

Tulane University, Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine,1979.

Professional Activities

Professor in Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1980-98.

Full Professor in Tropical Medicine (Tenure), School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1998 to present.

Head of the Infectious Diseases Section, Tropical Medicine Institute, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1990 to present.

Director of the Tropical Medicine Institute, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2006 to present.

Editor in Chief of the Bulletin of the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases, 1983-2002.

President of the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases, 1988-1990.

Medical Coordinator of the Center of Analysis of Computed Biomedical Images (CAIBCO), School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela. 1996 to present.

Member of the Executive Council of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, 2000-2004.

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2000-2005.

Vice-President of the Pan American Association of Infectology. 2003-2005.

President of the Pan American Association of Infectology, 2005-2007.

Moderator of Promed-esp, ProMED-mail (Program for Monitoring Infectious Diseases), International Society for Infectious Diseases, 2001 to present.

Coordinator of the Infection Control Commission, Clínica Santa Sofía, Caracas. 2009 to present.

Scientific Awards:

"Janssen Clinical Prize", of the American Society of Tropical  Medici­ne and Hygiene, 1980.

"Cesar Lizardo Prize", of the Venezuelan Society of Derma­tology, 1980.

Included in the Year Book of  Infectious Diseases 1995, Mosby-Year Book Inc., with the paper “Efficacy of Ivermectin in the treatment of Strongyloidiasis complicating AIDS “.Torres J.R., et al.

Included in the Year Book of  Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery 1996, Mosby-Year Book Inc., with the paper “Skin and Wound Infection by Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria: An Unexpected Complication of Liposuction and Liposculpture”. Murillo J, Torres JR, et al.

"Luís Razetti Award" to scientific investigation, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1998.

Award to the excellence as Outstanding Infectious Diseases Specialist for academic, scientific and clinical accomplishments, of the Venezuelan Network of Scientific Medical Societies, 2002.

“Eduardo Gotuzzo” Award to the Excellence, as Outstanding Researcher and for Academic Achievements, of the Pan American Association of Infectology (API), 2009.

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