Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.
Executive Director Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Temple University Fox School of Business and Management

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Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. is a professor of the Legal Studies at Temple University where he teaches both law and anatomy. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Sam has been named one of the most popular continuing legal education instructors in the country and he lectures frequently to attorneys, judges, physicians and governmental agencies on medical/legal issues. He has received multiple teaching awards including being named a Temple University Great Teacher and his Anatomy for Lawyers course was the recipient of the ACLEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Continuing Legal Education. Sam’s interactive teaching style has received national media attention including stories in The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Public Radio and television.

He is also a seasoned litigator who enjoys an AV rating and was named a Top Lawyer in Pennsylvania. Sam has authored or co-authored six medical books for lawyers and two law texts. Other writing endeavors include the authoring of over 150 articles in a variety of medical and legal journals. Professor Hodge is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Graduate Division of the Law School. He is a member of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Association of Anatomists.

Virginia Graziani Lowe, M.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

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Dr. Graziani received her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College and her J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and has a private practice in New Jersey. Her clinical and research areas of expertise are in the rehabilitation of disorders of the nervous system, including spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and stroke. She has published numerous articles and book chapters and was a previous recipient of a Clinical Investigator Development award from the National Institutes of Health.

Steven N. Popoff, Ph.D.
John Franklin Huber Chair, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

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Dr. Popoff is Professor and Chair of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He was trained as an anatomist and bone cell biologist at Loyola University of Chicago and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and it focuses on development and diseases of the skeletal system. He has been teaching a case-based, human anatomy curriculum to medical students at Temple University School of Medicine since 1988. In addition, he teaches anatomy and/or histology to students in the Schools of Dentistry and Podiatry, and directs an advanced anatomy elective focusing on the viscera (thorax, abdomen, pelvis/perineum) for fourth year medical students. He serves on the editorial board for four peer-reviewed journals in cell biology and frequently reviews grants for NIH study sections.