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Bertha Escobar-Poni, MD
Professor, Pathology and Human Anatomy
School of Medicine
Member, Anatomy, SM, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Service    International Service
  • Participate in a two-hour Virtual Focus Group on Rubin’s Pathology 5e textbook by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publishing. April 17, 2008 ( 4/2008 )
    Review a chapter of a textbook on anatomy of international use.  Participate in a virtual discussion with colleagues from different states and countries.
  Community Service
  • Host Loma Linda Academy Biology Students - Presentation in the Museum and in the Anatomy laboratory for Biology Class from LLU Academy. Once a year. ( 6/2005 - 9/2011 )
  • Anatomy/Embryology Presentation-Workshop - Hosted Nikki Gonzalez's Biology class from LLU Academy. Visit and presentation in the Embryology Museum, and presentation/workshop in the Gross Anatomy laboratory. ( 6/2006 )
  • Deaconesses - Azure Hills Church ( 7/2004 - 6/2006 )
  • National Youth Leadership Forum - Cooperate with this activity, hosting several groups with presentations in the Embryology Museum and in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Student leader: Kar-Yee Yung ( 7/2005 - Present )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • Anatomical Sciences Education Journal/member ( 5/2006 - Present )
    Editorship
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • 2009 – 2011 General Education Committee (GE) member, representative elected by the Interschool Faculty Advisory Council ( 1/2009 - 12/2011 )
  • 2009 – 2011 Member of the Graduate Council and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) representing Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology ( 6/2009 - 7/2011 )
  • Senior Electives Orientation, and Presentation. ~ 12 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2011 )
  • DH-ARC (academic review committee) about 18 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2011 )
  • CHDMM/ IMSD  Center / meetings = 20 hours ( 3/2010 - 6/2010 )
  • LLU-SM Curriculum Committee Approx: 16 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Active Learning Cttee about 8 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Graduate Council ~ 9 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Faculaty of Graduate Studies. Approx. 9 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • General Studies and Transfer Education Subcommittee Approx= 20 hours ( 9/2009 - 6/2010 )
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies - Member of the Student Progress working group. Met one-hour weekly with two (of five) members to elaborate a document to be considered in the Faculty of Graduate Studies as the template of the Student Progress in Graduate School. Document is completed and waiting to be considered. ( 9/2005 - 6/2008 )
  • Faculty Home Pages Committee - Member ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • IFAC (Interschool Faculty Advisory Council - member-representative of the Basic Science FAC ( 7/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Member of the Faculty of Graduate studies.  ( 1/2005 - Present )
  • "Si Se Puede" Diversity program - Member of the planning committe ( 1/2005 - Present )
  • LLUAHSC Value Differentiating Diversity Subcommittee - Member ( 12/2004 - Present )
  • School of Medicine Curriculum Committee - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • Academic Review Committee for Dental Hygiene Program - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • Strategic Enrollment Management Committee - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • LLU Public Affairs Advisory Committee - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • Dental Hygiene Curriculum Subcommittee - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • Diversity Committee of the School of Medicine - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • Hispanic Faculty Forum - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  • LLU Academic Affairs Committee - Member ( 7/2004 - Present )
  Committee Membership (non-LLU)
  • AAA Education Outreach Grant Committee (2010 - 2013) ( 1/2010 - 12/2012 )
  • Anatomical Science Education Editorial Board member ( 9/2009 - Present )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • Head and Neck anatomy instructor for Resident-Physicians and Attending-Physicians in preparation for Specialty boards in the 3rd Biennial Anatomy Workshop, June 8, 2008.  Coordinator: Linda Watt, MD,  LLUMC-Anesthesiology Department ( 6/2008 )
  • Careers in Medicine, anatomy instructor of the program for Redlands Adventist Academy, Mesa Grande Academy, CSUSB with LLU-School of Medicine. May 16, 2008 ( 5/2008 )
  • Associate Editor. Anatomical Sciences Education. This is a journal of the American Association of Anatomists, published in cooperation with the American Association of Clinical Anatomists and the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society. (2006 – Present) ( 1/2006 )
  Presentations -- Lay Audience
  • Keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony of the “Si Se Puede” program, coordinated by Loma Linda University, Office of Diversity, in the Loma Linda Spanish Church on June 27, 2009 ( 6/2009 )
  • Keynote speaker invited by the Riverside County Office of Education and for the 19th Health conference, Latina Women’s Health Forum in Riverside, California, April 18, 2009 on “Violencia Familiar” ( 4/2009 )