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Azusa Pacific University, 2015
Learning and Memory, Medical Humanities, Narrative Medicine, Inklings Studies

I am a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, where I received a BS in Biology (minors:English and Spanish) as well as an MA in English. I am interested in the Medical Humanities, specifically the intersections between literature and medicine. I am captivated by our conceptualizations of memory: its physical and historical anchors, its strengths and fragilities, and the ways in which memory is essential to our performances of identity and culture.

PUBLICATIONS
1. O’Dell, Sarah. “Robert E. Havard: The Medical Inkling.” Catholic Medical Quarterly. 69.1 (2019): 16-17.
2. O'Dell, Sarah. "Robert E. Havard: A Closer Look at the "Medical Inkling"." Mythlore 36.1 (2017): 195-200.
3. Olcina, M.M., S. O'Dell, and E. Hammond, “Targeting chromatin to improve radiation response”. British Journal of Radiology 88. 1047 (2015): 20140649.

BOOK REVIEWS
4. O’Dell, Sarah. Review of Emily Dickinson’s Rich Conversation: Poetry, Philosophy, Science, by Richard E. Brantley. Christianity and Literature. 67.3 (2018): 586-589.
5. O'Dell, Sarah. Review of Mysterious Medicine: The Doctor-Scientist Tales of Hawthorne and Poe, by L. Kerr Dunn. Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities 4.1 (2017): 134-137.
6. O’Dell, Sarah. Review of Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England, by Olivia Weisser. BMJ Medical Humanities (Online Blog). 28 March 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

•Oral Presentations
1. O’Dell S. (2018). The (Revised) Clinical Imagination: An Unpublished “Appendix” to The Problem of Pain. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Lewis and Friends Colloquium; Upland, Indiana.
2. O’Dell S. (2017). Between the Borderlands of Life and Death: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar. Paper presented at the Western Regional Conference of The Conference on Christianity and Literature; San Diego, CA.
3. O’Dell S. (2016). Alzheimer’s Disease: Historical, Scientific, and Literary Perspectives. Narrative Medicine Independent Study Presentation, Azusa Pacific University MA in English Program; Azusa, CA.
4. O’Dell S. (2016). Alzheimer’s Disease: Historical, Scientific, and Literary Perspectives. Invited Talk, Azusa Pacific University Department of Biology and Chemistry; Azusa, CA.
5. O’Dell S., Singh S., and Zurawski D. (2015). F17 Fimbriae is Required for Acinetobacter baumannii Biofilm Formation and Motility in vitro. Oral presentation given at the 9th Annual Azusa Pacific Department of Biology and Chemistry Fall Research Day; Azusa, CA.

•Poster Presentations
6. O’Dell S., Singh S., and Zurawski D. (2015). F17 Fimbriae is Required for Acinetobacter baumannii Biofilm Formation and Motility in vitro. Poster presented at: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center Closing Ceremony for Summer Programs; Silver Spring, MD.
7. O’Dell S., Wong K., Wong Y., and Milhon, J. (2014). Identifying proteins that interact with the SmMAK16 protein from Schistosoma mansoni (B). Poster presented at: 8th Annual Azusa Pacific Department of Biology and Chemistry Fall Research Day; Azusa, CA.
8. O’Dell S., Tillman R., Wong K., Wong Y., and Milhon, J. (2014). Identifying proteins that interact with the SmMAK16 protein from Schistosoma mansoni (A). Poster presented at: 41th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSURC); Azusa, CA.
9. O’Dell S., Kline T., Shouldice D., Wong Y., Wong K., and Milhon. (2013). J. Do α-importin and CKII-α interact with the SmMAK16 protein from the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni? Poster presented at: Tri Beta Research Conference; Azusa. CA., and 40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research (WCBSURC); San Diego, CA.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018, Medical Humanities Research Stipend, UC Medical Humanities Consortium.
2015, B.S. awarded Summa Cum Laude, Azusa Pacific University.
2015, Recipient of the Azusa Pacific University Outstanding Senior Award in Biology.
2015, Recipient of the Azusa Pacific University Gerald Wilson Award.
2014, Recipient of Robert and Roberta Wright Science Scholarship.
2011, Recipient of La Verne Rotary Foundation Scholarship.