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Social Relevance, Purpose, and Legitimacy

Henri R. Manasse Jr.

Many have experienced life-enriching conversations with Henri, and if you enjoy time with people who make you think, Henri will be at the top of your list. He often brings a social, moral, and global perspective to conversations and has a unique ability to connect those perspectives to practical aspects of your life. He is intensely devoted to his family, profession, friends, and his societal purpose. Here he draws from his personal family history through which he powerfully states that a profession must exist in a bigger social context.

Henri retired as the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). He has 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. He continually worked throughout his career to improve patient care by serving in leadership positions for professional organizations including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Federation International Pharmaceutique, and the National Patient Safety Foundation.

Henri received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, his master of arts degree from Loyola University, and his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Minnesota. In recognition of his contributions, he received the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award, ASHP’s highest award for health-system pharmacy, and received several honorary doctor of science degrees from major universities. He was inducted into the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.

Here Henri encourages you to consider your role as a professional in a free and democratic society.

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Now It’s My Time

Henri R. Manasse Jr.

Henri Manasse devoted his career to service in academic and professional organization leadership positions. He is now living a retirement of family time, skiing, teaching, and volunteering his talents to his church and community.

Henri graduated from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy (1968) and pursued a Master of Arts degree in education from Loyola University of Chicago (1972) and then a PhD from the University of Minnesota (1974) in the behavioral sciences applied to pharmacy.

There are purpose and rewards in working, but you should look forward to retirement with challenges and dreams of a new future.