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Allison B. Blackmer, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor

Mailing address:

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1208
Aurora, CO 80045

Office Location:

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
First Floor
Room 1208


Voice: 303-724-8844

Training and Education:

  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY2), Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC  (2009-2010)  
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (2008-2009)
  • PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL (2008) 

Certification and Fellowships:

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (2009) 

Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Blackmer's clinical practice site is the Children's Special Care Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado. Her clinical scholarship, and research interests include: pediatric pharmacotherapy, parenteral nutrition support, specifically parenteral nutrition associated liver disease, as well as pharmacotherapy management of children with medical complexity. 

Professional Memberships and Service:

  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: Clinical Nutrition Week 2016 Planning Committee, Abstract Review Committee, New Practitioners Committee, Pediatric Intestinal Failure Interest Group
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group


  • PHRD 7870: Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Elective
  • PHRD 8995: Intersession
  • PHRD 7870: Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Elective; Introduction to Pediatrics; Fluids, Electrolytes and Nutrition; Pediatric GI Issues
  • PHRD 6015: Pharmacokinetics; Neonatal Pharmacokinetics
  • PHRD 6985: Pharmacotherapy 4; Otitis Media

Extracurricular Involvement:

  • Faculty Advisor for CU-PediatRX

Recent Awards:

  • Promising Investigator Award, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2014)
  • Harry M. Vars candidate for best research presentation, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (2014)
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Future Leaders Program (2013)

Recent Publications:

  • Blackmer AB, Partipilo ML. Three-in-one parenteral nutrition in neonates and pediatric patients; risks and benefits. Nutr Clin Pract 2015; 30(3):337-43
  • Chen CH, Harris MB, Partipilo ML, Welch KB, Teitelbaum DH, Blackmer AB. Impact of the nationwide intravenous selenium product shortage on the development of selenium deficiency in infants dependent on long-term parenteral nutrition. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. (DOI: 10.1177/0148607115572834)
  • Tucker A, Ybarra J, Bingham A, Blackmer A, Curtis C, Mattox T, Miller C, Ward C, Williams NT; Standards of Practice for Nutrition Support Pharmacists Task Force; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Nutr Clin Pract 2014 Oct 6. Pii: 0884533614550318 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25288252
  • Blackmer AB, Warschausky S, Siddiqui S, Welch K, Horn K, Wester A, Warschausky M, Teitelbaum DH. Preliminary findings of long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants treated with intravenous fat emulsion reduction for the managment of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 Oct 78. DOI 10.11770148607114551965. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25293944
  • Blackmer AB, Warschausky S, Siddiqui S, Welch K, Horn K, Wester A, Warschausky M, Teitelbaum DH. Long-term neurodevelopment outcomes of infants trated with intravenous fat emulsion reduction for the management of parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis. In: Clinical Nutrition Week 2014: Premier Abstracts (Vars Candidates) and Abstracts of Distinction JPEN 2014: 38(1): 124-149
  • Blackmer AB, Diez HL, Klein KC. Design, implementation, and assesssment of clinical debate as an active learning tool in two elective pharmacy courses: immunizations and pediatrics. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning March 2014: 6(2): 254-58
  • Israel EN, Blackmer AB. Tissue plasminogen activator for the treatment of parapneumonic effusions in pediatric patients. Pharmacotherapy 2014: 34(5): 521-32
  • Blackmer AB, Btaiche IF, Arnold AA, Teitelbaum DH. Parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in pediatric patients: strategies for treatment and prevention. In Murray KF, Horslen S (eds) Disease of the Liver in Children. New York, NY: Springer Science and Business Media, 327-349
  • Chheng ML, Heibreder C, Btaiche IF, Blackmer AB. Infectious complications with nondaily versus daily infusion of intravenous fat emulsions in non-critically ill adults. Nutr Clin Pract December 2013 28: 737-744
  • Blackmer AB, Bailey E. Management of copper deficiency in cholestatic infants: review of literature and a case series. Nutr Clin Pract 2013; 28:75-86
  • Blackmer A, Gatzke R, Heinrich L, Moran T, Roudis J. Sample business plan - hospital pharmacy services. In Schumock G, Stubbings J. How to Develop a Business Plan for Pharmacy Services, 2nd Edition. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013: 175-204
  • Blackmer AB. Improving safety for pediatric patients: acetaminophen concentration standardization. Pharmacy Times, January 2012; 10-11
  • Blackmer AB, Farrington EA. Constipation in pediatric patients - an overview and pharmacologic considerations. J Pediatr Health Care, 2010; 24: 385-399
  • Blackmer AB, Oertel MD, Valgus JM. Fondaparinux and the management of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: the journey continues. Ann Pharmacother, 2009; 43: 1636-1646