Nicole P. Albanese PharmD

Nicole Albanese

Nicole P. Albanese
PharmD

Contact Information
209 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-3915
npaolini@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

In her current position, Dr. Albanese is involved with the development and implementation of patient care education and research, which focuses on diabetes and medication management in a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Physician Group practice.
Currently she is the Program Director for the UB-Buffalo Medical Group PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program. In 2009 Dr. Albanese became a Certified Diabetes Educator and in 2011 she became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.
Her curricular responsibilities include endocrinology, in addition to pharmaceutical care and self-care. In 2013 she was appointed the Chair of the Curriculum Committee for UB SPPS. She is an active member of the profession and an accomplished lecturer speaking on topics such as diabetes, obesity, and immunizations among others. She is also well published in peer reviewed journals, textbooks, and case-books.

Education and Training:

  • PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia (2001)
  • Liberal Arts Curriculum, Canisius College (1995)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University at Buffalo (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, UB (2002–2016)
  • Pharmacist (per diem) (2001–2008)
  • Community Care Pharmacy Practice Resident, Pharmacy Practice, VCU (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Instructor (2001–2002)
  • Clinical Instructor (2001)
  • Pharmacy Intern (1994–2001)

Awards and Honors:

  • WNY Residency Preceptor of the Year (2013)
  • Teacher of the Year 2013, Finalist (2013)
  • Department Faculty Teaching Award (2013)
  • Individual Development Award (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year, 2009 (2009)
  • Faculty Service Award (2008)
  • Individual Development Award (2007)
  • Individual Development Award (2005)
  • Favorite Pharmacist (2003)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2009
    Independent Health, Buffalo Medical Group, and University at Buffalo School of
    Independent Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $397,500

Journal Articles:

  • Albanese NP, Pignato AM, Monte SV. Provider Perception of Pharmacy Services in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. J Pharm Pract. 2016.
  • Slazak EM, Fodero KE, Albanese NP. Student Pharmacist Perceptions of a Behind-The-Counter Class of Medications. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2015.
  • Albanese NP. I have diabetes - Are there specific cough/cold medications I should use?. OTC Answers. 2012.
  • Monte SV; Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Adelman M; Rao G; Paladino JA. Clinical and Economic Impact of a Diabetes Clinical Pharmacy Service Program in a University and Primary Care-Based Collaboration Model. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2009; 49.
  • Monte SV; Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Adelman M; Rao G; Paladino JA. Clinical and Economic Impact of a Diabetes Clinical Pharmacy Service Program in a University and Primary Care-Based Collaboration Model. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2009; 49.
  • Monte SV; Albanese NP; Slazak EM; Schentag JJ; Paladino JA. Costs of treating lower respiratory tract infections. American Journal of Managed Care. 2008; 14.

Books and Book Chapters:

  • Albanese NP. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 2017.
  • Albanese NP, Donaldson M. Chapter 32: Oral Pain and Discomfort. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 2017.
  • Albanese NP; Wrobel MJ. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. 2014.
  • Albanese NP. Chapter 31 - Oral Pain and Discomfort. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 2011.
  • Albanese NP. Thyroid Disease. Community Pharmacy Practice Case Studies. 2009.
  • Albanese NP; Coe HV. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Tired to the Bone. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 2008.
  • Albanese NP; Coe H. Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 2008.
  • Albanese NP; Coe HV. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Tired to the Bone. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 2008.
  • Small RE; Albanese NP. Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 2004.

Abstracts:

  • Prescott WA, Prescott GM, Doloresco F, Albanese NP, Woodruff AE. Academic Performance among PharmD Students in a Patient Assessment Course Sequence Utilizing a Blended-learning Model. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016; 80(5).
  • Prescott WA, Doloresco F, Woodruff AE, Albanese NP, Bernhardi, Christian, Prescott GM. Student Perceptions of a Blended-learning Model Designed to Teach Patient Assessment Skills in a PharmD Program. Am J Pharm Ed. 2016; 80(5).
  • Albanese N, Woodruff A, Prescott WA Jr.. Pharmacotherapy Education in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. Am J Pharm Ed. 2015; 79(5).
  • Apa M; Albanese NP; Monte SV; Brody PM. Implementation of a simvastatin conversion algorithm to comply with new prescribing guidelines and the estimated cost to payors. 2011.
  • Monte SV; Comerford P; Trzewieczynski D; Albanese NP. Evaluation of retail pharmacy viability and clincial, economic, and humanistic outcomes in a novel model of pharmacy practice. ACCP. 2009.
  • Monte SV; Comerford P; Trzewieczynski d; Albanese NP. Evaluation of retail pharmacy viability and clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes in a novel model of pharmacy practice. Annual Conference of the American. 2009.
  • Herges J; Monte SV; Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Paladino JA. Comparison of Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative and Physician Only Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting. ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 2008.
  • Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Wrobel MJ; Monte SV; Orlick A; Ambres C; Morse ED. Abstract: Medsense, an academic medication management program in a primary care group. ACCP. 2008.
  • Paladino JA; Monte SV; Albanese NP; Slazak EM; Schentag JJ. Costs of Outpatients Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in an Adult Managed Care Population. ICAAC. 2007.
  • Albanese NP; Wahler RG. Practical Application of the CAPE Educational Outcomes within the Pharmaceutical Care Course Sequence at the University at Buffalo. AACP. 2007.
  • Wahler RG, Albanese NP. Practical Application of the CAPE Educational Outcomes within the Pharmaceutical Care Course Sequence at the University at Buffalo. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2007; 71(3).
  • Slazak EM; Albanese NP; Wrobel MJ; Monte SV; Orlick AE; Ambres CA; Morse ED. MedSense, and Academic Medication Management Program in a Primary Care Group Practice. AACP. 2007.
  • Grace PM; Fiebelkorn KD; Brody PM; Wahler RG; Albanese NP; Burger D. Application of Didactic Knowledge in Real World Pharmaceutical Care Situations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE). 2006; 70(3).
  • Albanese NP; Coe HV; Snow II; Notaro JC; Morse ED. Pharmacotherapy Management Program: Development of Initial Outcomes in a Multi-Specialty Physician's Group. AACP. 2006.
  • Grace PM; Fiebelkorn KD; Brody PM; Wahler RG; Albanese NP; Burger D. Application of Didactic Knowledge in Real World Pharmaceutical Care Situations. AJPE. 2006; 70.
  • Albanese NP. Assessing if Patients with Diabetes are Meeting the American Diabetes Association REcommendations with their Care in Community Practice. Diabetes in Control. 2002.
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Professional Memberships:

  • New York State chapter of ACCP; member (2012)
  • New York State chapter of ACCP; member (2012)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; 2007 AACP Educational Affairs Subcommittee C (2007)
  • American Pharmacists Association (2005–present)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma-Beta Omicron Chapter; Faculty member (2005–present)
  • Pharmacists' Association of Western New York (2002)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2002)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; member (2002)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2001–2003)
  • Virginia Pharmacist Association (2001–2002)
  • American Pharmacist Association; New Practitioner Mentor; New Pracitioner Advisory Group; New Practitioner Editorial Advisory Board (2001)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2001–present)
  • Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, Tau Chapter (1998–2001)
  • Kappa Epsilon, Tau Chapter (1997)
  • Virginia Academy of Students of Pharmacy (1997–2001)
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Presentations:

  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2017)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2017)
  • "Quality-Based Clinical Service Foundations for the Advanced Community Pharmacy Network: Comprehensive Approach to a Diabetic Patient" PAWNY CE, PAWNY (2017)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2016)
  • "JCPP Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process –This is how we do it" Annual Preceptor Training, University at Buffalo, UB Preceptors (2016)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2016)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2016)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services - An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" (2016)
  • "Diabetes Update" PAWNY CE, PAWNY (2016)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2015)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2015)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2015)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2015)
  • "Diabetes Management: Putting the Guidelines into Practice" Wegmans/UB CE, Wegmans/UB (2015)
  • "Diabetes Management: The Standards of Care" , Wegmans/UB (2014)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2014)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2014)
  • "Comparative Review of SGLT2 Inhibitors and Incretins and their Role in Improving Glycemic Control" , American Health Resources CE (2014)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2014)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2014)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2013)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2013)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting (2013)
  • "Diabetes Medications - An Update" , Mohawk Valley Pharmacists Association (2013)
  • "Providing Effective Student Feedback: Challenges and Strategies in the Experiential Setting" UBSoPPS Experiential Education Office, UBSoPPS Experiential Education Office (2013)
  • "Primary Connections Quality Initiatives" Buffalo Medical Group, Primary Care Division Meeting (2013)
  • "Efficacy and adherence of glucagon like peptide 1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes" ASHP Annual Meeting, ASHP (2012)
  • "Impact of Pharmacist Intervention vs. No Pharmacist Intervention on Outcomes in a Patient Centered Medical Home" ASHP Annual Meeting, ASHP (2012)
  • "NYS Part 3 Written, Board Exam Review" Professional Practice Review Series, UB (2012)
  • "Non-Preferred Brands & Other Quality Initiatives" Buffalo Medical Group, Primary Care Division Meeting (2012)
  • "Diabetes Medications - An Update" , Mohawk Valley Pharmacists Association (2012)
  • "Improved A1C in Diabetes Patients Utilizing Clinical Pharmacy Services in a Patient-Centered Medical Home" AACP Annual Meeting, AACP (2012)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program" , UB/APhA (2012)
  • "Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Program" , UB/APhA (2012)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery" , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • "NYS Part 3 Written, Board Exam Review" Professional Practice Review Series, UB (2011)
  • "NYS Part 3 Written, Board Exam Review" Professional Practice Review Series, UB (2011)
  • "Navigating Diabetes Management in Elderly Patients" NYSASCP, NYSASCP (2011)
  • "Influence of Part-Time Work on Academic Outcomes of Doctor of Pharmacy Students in the Era of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)." 2011 AACP Meeting, AACP (2011)
  • "New Drugs in the Treatment of Obesity" NYSCHP 2011 Annual Meeting, NYSCHP (2011)
  • "Navigating the new era of Diabetes Management: Incretins, Hormones, and Inhibitors - Where do they fit in?" PAWNY CE, PAWNY (2011)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery." , University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2009)
  • "The In's and Out's of the NYS Part III Written Board of Pharmacy Exam" Professional Practice Review Series, 2009, SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "OTC Clinical Pearls" , Rho-Chi, SoPPS (2009)
  • "Working with your Pharmacist to Promote Health and Wellness" INSIGHTS Program, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2009)
  • "Comparison of Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative and Physician Only Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting" ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2008)
  • "New Drug Therapies and Food-Drug Interactions in the Elderly" , Meals on Wheels (2008)
  • "Safety of TZD's" NYSCHSP 2008 Summer Continuing Education Program, NYSCHSP (2008)
  • "Diabetes Update: From Insulins to Incretins" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2008)
  • "Pharmacological Aspects of Heart Disease and Diabetes" Western New York Dietetic Association Regional Meeting, Western New York Dietetic Association (2008)
  • "Safe and Effective Use of TZD's" , WNYSHSP (2007)
  • "Diabetes Medications" Unity in our Diversity Conference, New York Dietetic Association (2007)
  • "Introducing Medication Therapy Management into your Pharmacy Practice" , SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2007)
  • "To Inject or to Inhale? That is the Question" Annual Golf Tournament, SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2007)
  • "The In's and Out's of the NYS Part III Written Board of Pharmacy Exam" Professional Practice Review Series, 2007, SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2007)
  • "Living with Diabetes" Diabetes Awareness and Education Forum, American Diabetes Association (2007)
  • "New Drug Therapies and Food-Drug Interactions in the Elderly" , Meals on Wheels (2007)
  • "Clinical Pharmacy/Residency Programs: An Ambulatory Perspective" , Roswell Park (2007)
  • "Diabetes Update: The newest in anti-diabetic therapy" WNYDA Continuing Education Seminar, Western New York Dietetic Association (WNYDA) (2006)
  • "Diabetes Awareness and Education Forum" (2006)
  • "Pharmacotherapy Management Program: Development and Initial Outcomes in a Multi-specialty Physicians Group" AACCP (2006)
  • "The In's and Out's of the NYS Part III Written Board of Pharmacy Exam" Professional Practice Review Series, 2006, SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2006)
  • "Analysis of Montelukast Plus Short-acting Beta-2-agonist Versus Short-acting Beta-2-agonist Alone in a Pediatric Asthma Population" ASHP Midyear Conference, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2005)
  • "Diabetes Medication Review" , Propel Health, LLC (2005)
  • "Medication Review: Fibromyalgia" Firbromyalgia Support Group, Arthritis Foundation (2005)
  • "The In's and Out's of the NYS Part III Written Board of Pharmacy Exam" Professional Practice Review Series, 2005, SUNY at Buffalo, SoPPS (2005)
  • "What your pharmacist can tell you about your diabetes medications" Diabetes Expo, American Diabetes Association (ADA) (2004)
  • "Arthritis Medication Review" Arthritis Support Group, Arthritis Foundation (2004)
  • "Gluten Free Pharmaceuticals" , WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group (2004)
  • "Update on the Pharmacist as Immunizer bill in NYS" , WNYSHP, PAWNY, and ASCP (2004)
  • "Osteoporosis Based Screening Program: Hands on demonstration of how to use a heel bone scan machine" (2002)
  • "Buffalo Medical Group Clinical Pharmacy Services – An Update on Quality Improvement Projects" , Buffalo Medical Group Primary Care Division Meeting
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Service Activities:

  • Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee; Chair (2013)
  • Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy Curriculum Committee; Co-Chair (2010–2013)
  • Teacher of the Year Awards Committee; Chair (2015)
  • Syllabus Development Committee; Member (2014)
  • Pharmacotherapeutics Coordinators Committee; Member (2014–present)
  • SoPPS campus expansion with Upstate Medical; Other (2013)
  • Curriculum Committee; Other (2013)
  • Staff Awards Committee; Member (2013)
  • Staff Awards Committee; Member (2013–2015)
  • Curriculum Committee; Chair (2013–present)
  • UB SoPPS Influeza Clinic; UB SoPPS Influeza Clinic covered the flu clinic at Kapoor Hall for 6.5 hours and gave >30 shots; Volunteer (2012)
  • Open House Facilitator; I manned the Model Pharmacy for the School's open house on October 20, 2012; Volunteer (2012)
  • OTC Answers Steering Committee; OTCAnswers; Member (2012)
  • OTCAnswers Reviewer; OTCAnswers Review articles that will be housed on OTCAnswers; Reviewer (2012)
  • Pharmacotherapeutics Coordinators Committee; Chair (2011–2014)
  • Pharmacotherapeutics Coordinators Committee; Other (2011)
  • Curriculum Committee; Co-Chair (2010)
  • Accreditation Sub-Committee (Organization and Administration); Co-Chair (2010)
  • P&T Committee; Independent Health P&T Committee Develop Drug Monographs for IH P&T Committee annually; Other (2010)
  • Practice Plan Development Discussions; Other (2010)
  • Quality Improvement Committee; Buffalo Medical Group, Quality Improvement Committee Sit on the BMG QI Committee to bring a pharmacy perspective to issues that arise. Completed numerous QI projects: 1. Use of bisphosphonates in post-fracture, post-menopausal women 2. Use of ACE/ARB in; Other (2009)
  • P1 Poster Presentations & Brochures; Go to the P1 Poster Presentation day and judge the posters and the brochures; Reviewer (2009)
  • ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Judge; Acted as a judge for the Clinical Skills Competition; Other (2008)
  • Admissions Committee; Assist with reviewing applications and do live interviews with potential PharmD candidates; Reviewer (2008)
  • Diabetes Walk; American Diabetes Association; Other (2008)
  • Religious Education Catechist; St. Louis Roman Catholic Church; Other (2008)
  • Academic Awards Committee; We meet annually in March/April to decide on the awards that will be given to the graduating class at commencement; Member (2008)
  • Academic Awards Committee; Member (2008–present)
  • Diabetes Walk; American Diabetes Association; Other (2007)
  • Student Academic Affairs Committee; Member (2007–present)
  • APhA-ASP; Other (2006)
  • AJPE Article reviewer; Article Title: Utilization of ZDF (insulin resistant) rats to demonstrate Type II Diabetes Mellitus to PharmD students in undergraduate pharmacy laboratories; Reviewer (2006)
  • JAPhA Abstract reviewer; Reviewer (2006)
  • Student Academic Affairs Committee; Member (2006)
  • APhA-ASP Counseling Competition; Serve as the Faculty Advisor for the students organizing and competing in the APhA-ASP Counseling Competition. Occurs annually in the Fall.; Other (2005)
  • ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Judge; The Clinical Skills Competition is a national event that occurs at ASHP Midyear. This was our schools local competition to send our best pair of students. 6 teams competed and the team of Michele Mancuso and Jamie Chin were selected as the winners and wi; Member (2005)
  • APhA Counseling Competition, local judge; Other (2005)
  • Admissions Committee, Applicant Reviewer & Inter; Member (2005–present)
  • Diabetes Walk; American Diabetes Association; Other (2003)
  • Curriculum Committee; Member (2003)
  • Experiential Education (EE) Advisory Committee; Member (2003)
  • Heart Walk; American Heart Association; Other (2003)
  • Legislative Day, Albany; Other (2003)
  • Chapter Reviewer: Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care; Reviewer
  • Pharmaceutical Care Committee; Member

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Contact Information

209 Kapoor Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: (716) 645-3915
npaolini@buffalo.edu