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Christine                      Albini

Christine H. Albini MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Diabetes; Pediatric Endocrinology; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo (1991)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, University at Buffalo (1988)
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, University at Buffalo (1986)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1983)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1981)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo (1980)
  • PhD, Pathology, University at Buffalo (1977)
  • BS, Medical Technology, Rosary Hill College (1968)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2002-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991–2006)
  • Associate, Pediatrics, Genesee Transit Pediatrics (1995–2002)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1995–2002)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1987–1995)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, General and Experimental Pathology, University of Innsbruck, Austria (1991)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1991)
  • Attending Physician, Pediatrics, Erie County Medical Center (1990–1991)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1987–1991)
  • Associate, Thomas R. Gerbasi, MD (1983–1984)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Henry and Bertha Buswell Scholarship (07/1988 - 06/1991)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • May 2006–June 2007
    Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $172,364
  • January 2004–January 2007
    Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Glulisine Compared to Insulin Lispro in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A 26-Week, Multi-Center, Open, Parallel, Clinical Trial
    Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $36,000
  • January 2006–January 2006
    Recombinant Human Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (rhlGF-1) Treatment of Prepubertal Children with Growth Failure Associated with Primary IGF-1 Deficiency: A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label, Observation-Controlled, Multi-Center, Parallel-Dose Comparison Tri
    Tercica
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2002–January 2006
    Randomized, Placebo-Based, Double-Blind Study Evaluating the Feasibility and Safety of ETHANERCEPT Subcutaneous Administration in Pediatric Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus to Prolong the Partial Remission Period
    Amgen
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $165,328
  • January 2004–January 2005
    External Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion Aspart (Novolog) versus Insulin Lispro (Humalog): An Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group, Multi-Center Study in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    Novo Nordisk
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $61,380
  • January 2003–January 2005
    Norditropin in Children with Growth Failure Associated with IGF Deficiency: A 12-Month, Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group, Multi-Center Study in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    Novo Nordisk
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • January 2003–January 2004
    Glimepride vs. Metformin as Monotherapy in Pediatric Subjects with T2 DM: A Single Blind Comparison Study
    Aventis Pharmaceuticals
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $31,425

Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Stinson MW, Swartzwelder FJ, Nisengard RJ, Albini CH. "Antigenic mimicry between Streptococcus mutans and cardiac muscle - a revaluation". Vaccines - New Concepts and Developments. 1988.
  • Andres GA, Albini B, Brentjens J, Milgrom M, Noble B, Ossi E, Albini CH. "Immunologically mediated tubulointerstitial (TI) nephritis in experimental animals and in man". Immunopathology. 1979.
Abstracts:
  • Campos SP, Quattrin T, Albini CH, MacGillivray MH. Response of Growth Hormone Therapy in Patients with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus and Growth Failure. Pediatr Res. 1995; 37(4).
  • Szymanski CH, Albini B, Andres GA. Sub-Populations of Mononuclear Cells in Interstitial Infiltrates of Nephritis. 4th European Meeting Abstracts. 1978.
  • Szymanski CH, Andres GA, Albini B. Delineation of T Cells in Human Tissue Sections Using Erythrocytes Coupled to Anti-Thymocyte Serum. Fed Proc. 1977; 36.
  • Ossi E, Szymanski CH, Albini B, Andres GA. Effects of Silica Injections on Anti-Tubular Basement Membrane Nephritis in Guinea Pigs. Fed Proc. 1977; 36.

Professional Memberships:
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Buffalo Professional Women's Organization
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society
Presentations:
  • "Adrenal Insufficiency and Hypocalcemia in Infants and Children; Thyrotoxicosis - Thyroid Storm" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "A 15-Year Old Male with Mixed Gonadal Dysgenesis" 87th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (2005)
  • "A Rare Combination of Precocious Puberty and Vitamin D Dependent Type 1 Rickets" 87th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (2005)
  • "Central Precocious Puberty as a Presenting Symptom of Hyperthyroidism in a Boy with Down Syndrome" 87th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (2005)
  • "A 14-Day Old Infant with Abnormal Newborn Screen for CAH Presenting with Severe Hyponatremia, Hyperkalemia, Acidosis and Dehydration" 86th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (2004)
  • "Two Cases of Late-Onset Neonatal Hypocalcemia, Caused by Maternal Hypercalcemia" Annual Meeting, Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (2004)
  • "13-Year Old Female with an Unusual Combination of Central Diabetes Insipidus and Mosaic Turner (45X/47XXX)" 85th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (2003)
  • "Growth Disorders" Grand Rounds, Sister‘s Hospital (1997)
  • "The Effects of Human Growth Hormone (hGH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) on the Engraftment of Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) in Mice with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)" 77th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1995)
  • "Response of Growth Hormone Therapy in Patients with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus and Growth Failure" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (1995)
  • "Quantification of Aromatase Cytochrome P450 Transcripts in a Testicular Tumor and Breast Tissue Samples from a Prepubertal Boy with Gynecomastia and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Using Competitive PT-PCR Technology" 76th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1994)
  • "Endocrine Disturbances and Diabetes Mellitus" Physician Assistant Program, D‘Youville College (1993)
  • "Prospective Study of Plasma and Urinary IGF-I and IGF-II in Children with Diabetes" 74th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1992)
  • "Precocious Puberty: The Endocrinology and Psychology" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1992)
  • "Comparison of Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (Elisa) versus Radioimmunoassay (RIA) Methods for Quantitation of Urinary Growth Hormone (GH) Output" 73rd Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1991)
  • "Low Urinary IGF-I and IGF-II Excretion in Children with GH Deficiency and Subjects with Idiopathic Short Stature" 73rd Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1991)
  • "Urinary IGF-I and IGF-II Output in Newly Diagnosed IDDM Children and in Normal Controls" International Study Group of Diabetes in Children and Adolescents, American Diabetes Association (1991)
  • "Normocalcemic Hyperparathyroid Bone Disease due to Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type I-B" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1991)
  • "Urinary IGF-I and GH Output in Diabetic vs. Healthy Control Children" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1991)
  • "Effects of Growth (GH) Treatment Schedule on Urinary (GH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor, IGF-I Output" Symposium IV, National Cooperative Growth Study (1990)
  • "Effects of Growth Hormone (GH) Treatment Schedule on Urinary (GH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-I) Output During Thrice Weekly vs. Daily Administration" 72nd Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1990)
  • "Urinary Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-II) and Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) Excretion in Healthy Infants and Children" 72nd Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1990)
  • "Correlation Between Serum and Urinary GH Measurements" Symposium IV, National Cooperative Growth Study (1989)
  • "Measurements of Urinary Growth Hormone (GH) Isoforms During Pregancy: Evidence for Changes in Expression of the Different GH Genes" Symposium IV, National Cooperative Growth Study (1989)
  • "Measurement of Urinary Growth Hormone (GH) Isoforms During Pregnancy: Evidence for Changes in the Expression of Different GH Genes" Workshop on Current Trends in Growth Related Research (1989)
  • "Correlation Between Serum and Urinary Growth Hormone" 71st Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1989)
  • "Urinary Excretion of Growth Hormone (GH) and Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) is Small for Gestational Age, Preterm and Full-Term Infants and Children" 70th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1988)
  • "Urinary Excretion of Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) in Pregnancy" 70th Annual Meeting, The Endocrine Society (1988)
  • "Quantitation of Urinary Growth Hormone (GH) and Somatomedin-C (SmC/IGF-I) in Children with Normal and Abnormal Growth" International Symposium on Growth Hormone, Serono Symposia, USA (1987)
  • "Quantitation of Immunoreactive GH (IRGH) in Urine" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1987)
  • "Quantitation of Urinary Somatomedin-C (SmC/IGFI)" Annual Meeting, American Pediatric Society (1987)
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Service Activities:
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Search Committee for Department of Psychiatry Chair; Committee Member (2002–2003)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Planning Committee for Endocrine-Reproductive Biology Lifecycle; Committee Member (2002)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: Quality Assurance Committee; Committee Member (1999–2000)
  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology; Reviewer
  • Journal of Clinical Pediatrics; Reviewer

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0170
Fax: (716) 323-0297
Email: albini@buffalo.edu

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