Pharmacy medal bestowed upon former dean

Henri Manasse

Henri Manasse, dean emeritus of the College of Pharmacy, received the 2012 Donald E. Francke Medal from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Henri Manasse Jr., dean emeritus of the College of Pharmacy, received the 2012 Donald E. Francke Medal presented annually by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Manasse received the award at the organization’s 47th Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas.

Manasse, who was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1996, is professor of pharmacy administration at UIC and professional secretary of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. He is former chief executive officer and executive vice president of ASHP, where he directed the organization from 1996 to 2011.

At ASHP, his efforts led to the advancement of global professional health-system practice, the extension of pharmaceutical education and training, and greater awareness by other health professionals about the critical role of pharmacists in safe medication use.

“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 ASHP President Kathryn Schultz.

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. He served as the UIC College of Pharmacy dean from 1981 to 1993.

“Under Henri’s leadership as dean, the college experienced significant growth in research and clinical education, including the adoption of the entry-level doctorate of pharmacy curriculum,” says current dean Jerry Bauman. “He played an integral role in making the college one of the top pharmacy schools in the country.”

Manasse’s work has raised the visibility of health-system pharmacists as key players in medication safety in many countries and World Health Organization regions. He has educated high-level government officials, health ministers, and university leaders in health facilities worldwide on the importance of safe medication use. Manasse is a vigorous public-policy advocate for pharmacist services in caring for patients.

The Francke Medal was established by ASHP to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to international pharmacy practice. Francke was a key leader of ASHP in its formative years, noted for his long service to American and international pharmacy.

Manasse was recipient of the 2007 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award. Seven universities, including the University of Salamanca, have awarded him honorary degrees. He was awarded a fellowship in the International Pharmaceutical Federation in 2008 and has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in the World. He is also the author of several books and has published extensively in health journals.

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