Remington Honor Medal
2023 Remington Honor Medal recipient
Henri R. Manasse Jr., PhD, ScD (Hon.), FFIP
Henri R. Manasse, Jr., PhD, ScD (Hon.), FFIP, of Downers Grove, IL, was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Remington Honor Medal. Manasse has served in many roles throughout his accomplished career and is currently a professor and dean emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy. Manasse previously served for 14 years as executive vice president and CEO at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists following more than 30 years of experience in numerous other positions within academia and public policy. Manasse is a pharmacy graduate of the University of Illinois at the Medical Center. He received his master’s degree from Loyola University, and he was the first PhD graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate program.
Manasse was selected for this honor due to his extensive service to the profession as a leader who touched many areas of pharmacy practice and education.
Manasse’s nominators described his impact on the profession of pharmacy as having been broadly influential in defining an elevated role of pharmacists in society and supporting the advancement of education to fulfill this role. Additionally, Manasse’s efforts to educate and collaborate with health care leaders, government officials, and other groups outside of pharmacy have expanded the ability for pharmacists to provide enhanced, collaborative patient care.
Another nominator described Manasse as having been at the forefront of pharmacy advancement that also included a global impact through leadership positions with the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). Lastly, through almost 200 publications or contributions to journals or textbooks he has provided extensive review, analysis, and direction for the profession, which has advanced the profession of pharmacy and its external recognition.
The Remington Honor Medal, named for eminent community pharmacist, manufacturer, and educator Joseph P. Remington (1847-1918), was established in 1918 to recognize distinguished service on behalf of American pharmacy during the preceding year, culminating in the past year, or during a long period of outstanding activity or fruitful achievement.
Any APhA member may nominate a person for the Remington Honor Medal. The nominee for the award does not need to be an APhA member. Self-nominations are not accepted.
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination. The deadline for nominations is September 10, annually.
The nomination is to include the following items:
A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
Letters of recommendation are optional; two letters are preferred with a maximum of six letters accepted
A current curriculum vitae or detailed résumé
Upon receipt of a nomination, staff reviews it for completeness and conformity with guidelines. Incomplete nominations will be returned immediately to the nominator. If acceptable, APhA staff forwards the nomination to the Remington Honor Medal Screening Committee. The screening Committee will review the nomination materials received for all candidates to prepare a preliminary list of candidates to be evaluated by the Remington Honor Medal Selection Committee. The selection committee evaluates the materials and determines the final two candidates for the Medal. A mail ballot containing the names and supporting materials of the final two candidates is then forwarded to the APhA Former presidents, whose vote determines the eventual recipient.
Nature of award
The award, presented at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition, consists of the gold Remington Honor Medal, a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition registration, and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA. A reception and an elegant dinner for the Remington Medalist are held during the annual meeting, at which time the recipient delivers a speech.
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