Marshall Cates, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FALSHP
Professor and Chair
Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Birmingham, AL

He received a B.S. in biology from Rhodes College and a Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He also completed a psychiatric pharmacy residency at the University of Tennessee. He has been a faculty member at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy since 1995, and he currently serves as Professor & Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He has psychiatric practice experience in state psychiatric hospital, VA medical center, community mental health center, and private hospital settings. He was part of the inaugural group of pharmacists to become board certified in psychiatric pharmacy in 1996. He founded and directed the first ASHP-accredited residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice in the state of Alabama. He has conducted numerous clinical, laboratory, and pedagogical research projects, and he has authored 58 peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters as well as 47 peer-reviewed posters at national and international conferences. He has been very involved in both state and national professional pharmacy organizations, including having served as president of the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. His community involvement has especially centered on suicide prevention and mental health care for the medically underserved.