Pharmacist honored for global efforts to improve patient care

Henri Manasse

Henri Manasse

Henri Manasse Jr., professor of pharmacy administration and dean emeritus of the College of Pharmacy, was awarded the 2012 Donald E. Francke Medal by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

“Dr. Manasse’s work across the globe spreading the word about how pharmacists can improve patient care has been instrumental in changing the hearts and minds of decision-makers in government, regulatory bodies and the medical establishment,” said Kathryn Schultz, the organization’s president.

Manasse was chief executive officer and executive vice president of the society from 1996 to 2011. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and professional secretary of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Manasse received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from UIC in 1968, a master’s in educational psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota.

As pharmacy dean from 1981 to 1993, “he played an integral role in making the college one of the top pharmacy schools in the country,” said current dean Jerry Bauman.

Manasse has raised the visibility of health-system pharmacists as key players in medication safety, educating government and university leaders around the world about the importance of safe medication use.

Other awards include honorary degrees from seven universities and fellowship in the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

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