Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Sheila Torres

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Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine


PhD, University of Minnesota

DVM, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

MS, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • Received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education, 2014
  • Received the Excellence in Course Coordination Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning through excellence in course coordination, 2011
  • Received the MVMA’s Outstanding Faculty Award for providing outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession as well as students, animal patients and colleagues at the college, 2011
  • Received the Outstanding Faculty Award for providing outstanding service to faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • Received the Excellence in Course Coordination Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning through excellence in course coordination, 2009
  • Received a teaching incentive award by the College of Vet. Medicine, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Conselho Regional de Medicina Veterinária
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • The American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology
  • The American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • International Society of Veterinary Dermatohistopathology
  • Phi Zeta

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Pathogenesis and therapy of canine and feline atopic dermatitis
  • Skin Microbiome
  • Antimicrobial Peptides

Research Funding Grants

  • "Novel Product to Aid in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Client-owned Animals".  2012. $55,915.00.  Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.  PI
  • "The Skin Microbiome: Establishing the Resident Bacteria in Healthy Dogs".  2012.  $107,999.00. Sponsored by Morris Animal Foundation.  Co-PI with Tim Johnson.
  • "Biotherapeutic for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs".  2013.  $42,200.00.  Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Heath (Zoetis).  PI
  • "A New Drug Target for Improved Epidermal Barrier unction in Atopic Dermatitis".  2013.  $26,750.  Sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health Excellence in Dermatology Research.  PI
  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice Joint Chiang Mai University (CMU)/University of Minnesota (UMN), College of Veterinary Medicine.  2015.  $30,000.  Sponsored by the OIE twinning program.  Collaborator

Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Skin disorders of dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs

Clinical

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Dermatologic skin disorders of all domesticated species