Dr. Henry J. Mann Named Dean of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Dr. Henry J. Mann
Dr. Henry J. Mann

From Provost Joseph Alutto, 6/7/13

I am pleased to advise you that I have offered the position of Dean of the College of Pharmacy to Dr. Henry J. Mann, currently Dean and Professor of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto.  He has accepted our offer and, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment will be effective August 15, 2013.

Dr. Mann was appointed Dean and Professor of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2009.  As Dean he directed implementation of the first English-language entry to practice PharmD program in Canada, a new combined BScPhm – PharmD degree program, and engaged in many opportunities to champion the role of the pharmacist in the healthcare system.  In addition, he served as the Chair of the Council of Deans and Vice President in the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada; Chair of the Council of Health Sciences at the University of Toronto; and as a Council Member of the Ontario College of Pharmacy.

He has presented and published widely on the application of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy principles to critically ill patients.  His contributions to research and practice have been recognized by election as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), and the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FASHP).  In addition to conducting groundbreaking research, he has taught extensively at all levels of professional, graduate and post-graduate training.

Dr. Mann began his academic career at the University of Minnesota, where he rose in the faculty ranks to be a full professor.  He developed clinical pharmacy services in surgery and critical care and also held several administrative positions, including director of the interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Critical Care, and associate dean for clinical affairs and for professional and external relations in the College of Pharmacy.  In addition, Dr. Mann participated in the University of Minnesota’s Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program.  He was recognized with the University of Minnesota Pharmacy Alumni Society Faculty Recognition Award and was selected by the College of Pharmacy to receive the Weaver Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the College.

He earned his bachelor of science in pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy degrees at the University of Kentucky and completed a three-year residency at the University of Kentucky’s Medical Center.  In 2009 the University of Kentucky selected him to receive the Paul F. Parker Award which is given to recognize a resident of their program who has made outstanding contributions to pharmacy practice.

We look forward to Henry’s continuing the ambitious agenda of the College of Pharmacy and the Health Sciences Colleges in education, research, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness.

As you know, Dr. Mann will replace Dr. Robert Brueggemeier who has served as dean of the College of Pharmacy for the past ten years and will be returning to the faculty to continue with his research and teaching.

Many thanks to Vice President for Research, Caroline C. Whitacre, and to all of the other members of the search committee for their commitment and contributions to this pivotal search.