Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-01-11

Samford University pharmacy professor Marshall Cates was named 2006 Health-System Pharmacist of the Year by the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr. Cates was cited for his leadership in the Society, including his service as president and his efforts to re-organize the committee structure and review bylaws. He has also served as a board member.

Dr. Cates' clinical practice is with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Community Psychiatry Program. The author of textbook chapters and journal articles, he is active in the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. He is board certified in psychiatric pharmacy.

He is professor of pharmacy practice in Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.