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Azusa Pacific University, 2015 (BS Biology), 2017 (MA English)
English Literature, Medical Humanities, Memory, Narrative Medicine

I am currently working toward a PhD in English literature with an emphasis in the Medical Humanities. My work has previously appeared in the Journal of Medical Humanities, Mythlore, and VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center. Current research includes a book project focused on physician and Inkling Robert E. Havard.

PUBLICATIONS
1.O’Dell, Sarah. ““The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”: Undead Bodies and Medical Technology.” Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 41, 2020, pp. 229-242.
2.O’Dell, Sarah. “The (Revised) Clinical Imagination: An Unpublished Appendix to The Problem of Pain.” VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center, vol. 36, 2019, pp. 21-44.
3.O'Dell, Sarah. “An Unexpected Poet: The Creative Works of Dr. Robert E. Havard,” Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, vol. 38, no. 1, 2019, pp. 21-42.
4.O’Dell, Sarah. “Afterword: “A Place of Many Windows.”” The Faithful Imagination: Papers from the 2018 Frances White Ewbank Colloqium on C.S. Lewis and Friends, Ed. Joe Ricke and Ashley Chu, Winged Lion Press, 2019, pp. 414-417.
5.O’Dell, Sarah. “Robert E. Havard: The Medical Inkling.” Catholic Medical Quarterly. 69.1 (2019): 16-17.
6.O'Dell, Sarah. "Robert E. Havard: A Closer Look at the "Medical Inkling"." Mythlore 36.1 (2017): 195-200.
7.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
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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, Sarah. “Psychology, Theology, and Religious Sisters: A Lost Chapter by the Medical Inkling.” The 12th Biennial Lewis and Friends Colloquium, Upland, IN, 4-7 June 2020. Conference Postponed. (Also Invited as Special Speaker for “Young Inklings” Pre-Colloquium Conference)
2. O’Dell, Sarah. “Creaturely Eyes, Creaturely Bodies: Frankenstein and the Clinical Encounter.” Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, Azusa, CA, 12-14 March 2020. Conference Cancelled.
3. O’Dell, S. “An Unexpected Poet: The Creative Works of Dr. Robert E. Havard.” Mythcon 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward, 2-5 August 2019, San Diego, CA
4.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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. O’Dell S. (2016). Alzheimer’s Disease: Historical, Scientific, and Literary Perspectives. Invited Talk, Azusa Pacific University Department of Biology and Chemistry; Azusa, CA.
8. 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
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.

2020, Medical Humanities Graduate Student Summer Support Grant, UCI Center for Medical Humanities.
2019, Recipient of The Alexi Kondratiev Award for best student paper, Mythcon 50.
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.