Henri R. Manasse, Jr. was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) from July 1, 1997 until January 1, 2012 when he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus through June 30, 2012. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining ASHP, Dr. Manasse was Vice President for Health Sciences, The University of Iowa, and Chairman of the Board of the University of Iowa Health System. He previously served as interim Vice Chancellor for Health Services, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.
His previous positions include dean, professor of pharmacy administration, and professor of health professions education at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has adjunct professor appointments at the University of Iowa, and the University of Maryland, and most recently was appointed Visiting Professor at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, China and Honorary Professor at Nottingham University, England. In 1996 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and is the 2007 recipient of the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Donald E. Francke Medal and Lectureship reflecting his work in international pharmacy.
In 2005, Dr. Manasse was elected as the Professional Secretary of the Board of Pharmaceutical Practice of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), and was named a 2008 FIP Fellow. He continues in his elected position as Professional Secretary of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and expanded his work in FIPEd, a strategic initiative of FIP in global reform of pharmacy education. He is also engaged in academic pursuits at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy as Professor and Dean Emeritus and serves the Joint Commission International (JCI) as a member of the Steering Committee on Patient Safety.
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