FIP Honors Former ASHP CEO with Award for Exceptional Service

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) this week awarded former ASHP CEO Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D., with the Joseph A. Oddis Award for Exceptional Service to FIP at the opening ceremony of the 75th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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BETHESDA, MD - The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) this week awarded former ASHP CEO Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D., with the Joseph A. Oddis Award for Exceptional Service to FIP at the opening ceremony of the 75th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Düsseldorf, Germany.

A former Professional Secretary of FIP, Manasse served as ASHP CEO and executive vice president from 1997 to 2011. The award he received from FIP is named after another former CEO of ASHP, Dr. Joseph A. Oddis, who served from 1960 to 1997. According to the FIP, the Joseph A. Oddis Award is given to officers or individuals who have rendered exceptional service to FIP.

"Dr. Manasse’s leadership roles in numerous national and international healthcare organizations have been infused with his lifelong professional and personal aspirations to improve patient care,” said current ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon), FASHP. “Dr. Manasse’s legacy of advocating for pharmacists’ role in safe medication use has moved the pharmacy profession forward and has helped expand patient access to pharmacist care around the globe. This award is well-deserved.”

Prior to his tenure as CEO of ASHP, Manasse served as Vice President for Health Sciences and Professor at the University of Iowa, Interim Vice Chancellor for Health Services University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and Dean and Professor at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.

Manasse received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Illinois Medical Center, a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, and a doctorate in pharmacy administration from the University of Minnesota. He was the recipient of ASHP’s 2007 Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, the highest honor in health-system pharmacy, as well as ASHP’s 2012 Francke Medal, established by the ASHP to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to international pharmacy practice. Manasse is also the author of several books and has published extensively in the health sciences literature. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.