Dr. Emily Dornblaser joined the UNE College of Pharmacy faculty in August 2009 as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department. She completed her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. After graduation, she moved to Philadelphia to complete a pharmacy practice residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then stayed at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a specialty residency in Critical Care Pharmacy. As a founding faculty member at the College of Pharmacy, she helped to design and deliver the first iteration of the curriculum and is responsible for the clinical pharmacokinetics course and the renal therapeutics module of the curriculum. Additionally, she practices as a critical care specialist at Central Maine Medical Center where she precepts fourth-year students in the medical intensive care unit.
Her experience in curriculum design solidified her passion for teaching and in 2015 she completed her Masters in Medical Education and Leadership at the University of New England. Areas of pedagogical and scholarly interest include reflective writing to improve clinical judgment, best practices in global pharmacy education, and the influence of workforce demands on curriculum design. She has served nationally as secretary, chair-elect, chair, and immediate past chair of the AACP Global Pharmacy Education SIG from 2011-2016. She currently serves on multiple university advisory boards related to student learning, has chaired the Assessment and Evaluation Committee as well as the Student Progressions committee in the College, and most recently served as a co-chair for the Faculty standard of the University accreditation self-study committee. In 2017 she became a tenured, associate professor in the Pharmacy Practice Department.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time hiking with her husband and two dogs, biking, swimming and competing in triathlons.
University of Pittsburgh
Masters of Science, Medical Education and Leadership
University of New England
Board Certifications and Licenses
Hospital of the University Pennsylvania
PGY-2 Critical Care
Hospital of the University Pennsylvania
Central Maine Medical Center
Dornblaser EK. A Needs Assessment of Pharmacokinetic Skills Performed on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences by Student Pharmacists. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
Dornblaser EK, Ratka A, Gleason SE, Ombengi DN, Tofade T, Wigle PR, Zapantis A, Ryan M, Connor S, Jonkman LJ, Ochs L, Jungnickel PW, Abrons JP, Alsharif NZ. Current Practices in Global/International Advance Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Preceptor and Student Considerations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016; 80(3): Article 39.
Alsharif NZ, Dakkuri A, Abrons JP, Williams D, Ombengi DN, Xheng H, Al-Dahir S, Tofade T, Gim S, O’Connell M, Ratka A, Dornblaser EK. Current Practices in Global/International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences: Home/Host Country or Site/Institution Considerations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016; 80(3): Article 38
Dornblaser EK, Way SL, Brazeau GA. Dosage Forms: Parenterals. Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, 4th Ed, Volume 2. Swarbrick, J Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press, 2013. 884-897
Other Scholarly Activity
Tyburski S, Dornblaser EK. National survey of pharmacokinetic and therapeutic drug monitoring activities of practicing pharmacists throughout the United States. Poster Presentation at ASHP Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV
Nadeau D, Green S, Dornblaser EK. Dosing heparin utilizing adjusted body weight in obese patients for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. Poster Presentation at ASHP Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV
Cheon A, Dornblaser EK. Prescribing patterns of dexmedetomidine in the intensive care unit and the impact on supplemental pain and sedation medications. Poster presentation at ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium; May 2016; Online
Dornblaser EK. A needs assessment of pharmacokinetic skills for experiential learning rotations. Poster presentation at Teaching Professor Conference; May 2015; Atlanta, GA.
Dornblaser EK. Google Forms for formative feedback: Too hot, too cold, or just right? Platform PresentationTeaching Professor Conference; May 2015; Atlanta, GA.
Pagnucco ML, Ochs L, Koepf E, Woodward J, Dornblaser EK, Sherwood D. Diamonds in the Rough: Co-curricular opportunities at the University of New England College of Pharmacy. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; July 2015, Washington, DC.
Forbush K, Dornblaser EK. Effectiveness of vancomycin dosing by pharmacists in achieving a therapeutic trough in a community hospital setting. Poster presentation at ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium; May 2014; Online
Lacroix M, Dornblaser EK. Content mapping in a therapeutics course based on the delivered curriculum: The slides don’t lie. July 2014, Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; Grapevine, TX.
Sherwood DA, Pagnucco LM, Smith SA, Koepf ER, Dornblaser EK, Teter CJ, Brazeau DA, Krebs JR, Ochs L, Houseknecht K, Sullivan MK. Innovations in community engagement at the University of New England College of Pharmacy. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; Grapevine, TX.
Koepf E, Pagnucco LM, Dornblaser EK, Hills RD, Sherwood DA, Theberge CR. Innovative instruction and assessment strategies at the University of New England College of Pharmacy. July 2013; Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL.
Evans, M Ausilia, Dornblaser, EK. Comparative nephrotoxicity risk in patients on Vancomycin plus Zosyn extended infusion versus Vancomycin plus Zosyn regular infusion therapy. December 2012, Poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting; Las Vegas, NV.
Meyer AM, Miller AD, Dornblaser EK, Bellamy CJ, Ball AM. A multi-center characterization of antipsychotic use for the treatment of delirium in medical ICU patients. Poster presentation at ACCP Annual Meeting; October 2011; Pittsburgh, PA.
Dornblaser EK, Lacroix M, McCall KL, Zemrak WR. Putting the cart before the horse?: Early introduction to patient counseling in P1 Year. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting. July 2010; Seattle, WA.
Zemrak WR, Lacroix M, McCall KL, Dornblaser EK. All Hands on Deck: Utilization of a 5-station OSCE during the First-year Introduction to Pharmacy Course. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; July 2010; Seattle, WA
Lacroix M, McCall KL, Dornblaser EK, Zemrak WR. Development of an Introductory Course for the Profession of Pharmacy and Introductory Pharmacy Experiences. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; July 2010; Seattle, WA
McCall KL, Lacroix M, Dornblaser EK, Zemrak WR, Pens and Needles: Assessment of Parenteral Compounding Skills Prior to the Introductory Experiential Courses. Poster presentation at AACP Annual Meeting; July 2010; Seattle, WA.
Dornblaser EK, Ball AM, Bellamy CJ, Schweikert W. A descriptive study of antipsychotic use in a Medical Intensive Care Unit. Poster presentation at ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum; April 2010; Charleston, NC. Finalist for Best Resident Poster
UNE Mini-Grant: A needs assessment of pharmacokinetic skills used by pharmacists in the workforce. June 1,2015- June 1, 2016. Primary Investigator: Funded $3,500