6th Annual Recipient of the Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award

2013 Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award


Charles R. Katholi, Ph.D. &
Samantha R. Seals, PhD 

Samantha R. Seals, PhD is the 2013 Recipient of the Charles R. Katholi Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Department of Biostatistics. Samantha joined the UAB doctoral program in Biostatistics in 2008 with an MS degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of West Florida. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she was a T32 NHLBI pre-doctoral trainee. In her dissertation entitled “Spatial Analysis of Cardiovascular MRI Data”, she proposed, implemented and evaluated a model that will analyze cardiac MRI parameters that use data at the regional level of the left ventricle of the heart using spatial covariance structures to address the correlation between observations from different regions within the same participant. Samantha is now a Biostatistician-III at the Center for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.