Dr Nana Sartania

  • Senior Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)

telephone: 0141 3308027
email: Nana.Sartania@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Undergraduate Medical School, Room 407, Wolfson Medical School Building, Gilmorehill Campus, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Biography

In over two decades at the University of Glasgow I have evolved from a postdoctoral researcher in Molecular Pharmacology into a Medical educator with particular interest in undergraduate selection and curriculum design/development. My main research interests are concerned with the predictive validity of the admissions criteria we use at the Medical School, and how the use of contextual data in the admissions process impacts on our efforts to widen access to the medical education locally.

I gained my PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology for the study of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), specifically dopamine and opiate receptors, and published original research on the topic.

I was awarded prestigious fellowships from UNESCO (Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO, University of Kent) and the Wellcome Trust to pursue my postgraduate studies, and later my postdoctoral research (Universities of Kent and Glasgow).

As a senior academic in the medical school my substantial contribution is in teaching and assessment (first three years of undergraduate study), combined with organisational roles including co-director of Y3, Phase3 Lead and transition co-ordinator for direct entry to Y3 students (from St Andrews, Malaysia and Brunei).

I have been involved in outreach work with applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds since the inception of the REACH programme in 2010, for which I received the Medical Directorate Award from NHS Education Scotland in the category 'Excellence in Transition'.

I am a member of INReSH (International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare) and the Medical Schools Council's Selection Alliance and its board. I also serve on the boards of the National Medical Schools’ Widening Participation Forum and the UCAT Consortium.

Professional Membership: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3196-2312

'So You Want to Study Medicine' MOOC:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-medicine

Research interests

Problem-Based Learning
Case- Based Learning
Curriculum design/Development
Contextual Admissions
Selection criteria for MBChB
Widening Participation

Publications

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Number of items: 36.

2023

Sartania, N. (2023) A response to the letter to the Editor by Jian Wen Chong and Joseph C. Lee. Medical Science Educator, (doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01725-4) (Early Online Publication)

2022

Sartania, N., Bailey, E. and Ray, C. (2022) Guest Blog: The National Medical Schools' Widening Participation Forum – Can it improve access and progression to medicine for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds? [Website]

Sartania, N. and Ray, C. (2022) Widening Participation and Medical Schools. [Audio]

Sartania, N., Sneddon, S. , Boyle, J. G., McQuarrie, E. and de Koning, H. P. (2022) Increasing collaborative discussion in case-based learning improves student engagement and knowledge acquisition. Medical Science Educator, 32(5), pp. 1055-1064. (doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01614-w) (PMID:36276760) (PMCID:PMC9584010)

Sartania, N., Alldridge, L. and Ray, C. (2022) The Barriers to Access and Success of Widening Participation Students: Do the Perceptions of University Staff Match Those of the Students? AMEE 2022, Lyon, France, 27 - 31 August 2022.

2021

Sneddon, S., Bolwell, R., Hewitt, J., Holden, N., Little, E., Robertson, E., Traynor, J. and Sartania, N. (2021) Student-Staff Co-Creation of Equality and Diversity Focused Curricular Teaching Resources. NES Annual Virtual Conference 2021, 27-28 May 2021.

Sartania, N., Alldridge, L. and Ray, C. (2021) Barriers to access, transition and progression of widening participation students in UK Medical Schools: the students’ perspective. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 132. (doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000132.1)

2018

Sartania, N., Haddock, G. and Underwood, M. (2018) The challenges of widening access to the medical profession: how to facilitate medical careers for those at a genuine disadvantage. MedEdPublish, 7(4), (doi: 10.15694/mep.2018.0000277.1)

2017

Sartania, N. and McLean, A. (2017) Limits to Widening Participation Outreach: Both Academic and Non‐Academic Factors Limit the Progression of Students from Deprived Postcode Areas. AMEE 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 26-30 Aug 2017.

2016

Sartania, N. (2016) Factors Influencing Course Performance of WP Students in Glasgow Medical School. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 27-31 Aug 2016.

Boyle, J.G., Cullen, J.M., Sneddon, S. , Sartania, N. and Shepherd, M. (2016) Using Facebook as a platform for self-regulated curriculum evaluation and feedback for medical students. Medical Teacher, 38(9), pp. 959-960. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2016.1209473) (PMID:27552338)

2015

Sartania, N. (2015) Widening Participation Students’ Performance in Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 5-10 Sept 2015.

2014

Sartania, N., McClure, J. D. , Sweeting, H. and Browitt, A. (2014) Predictive power of UKCAT and other pre-admission measures for performance in a medical school in Glasgow: a cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), p. 116. (doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-116)

2013

Sartania, N. (2013) Analysis of the predictive power of UKCAT and other preadmission measures for performance by Medical School undergraduates in Glasgow: a cohort study. In: ASME Annual Scientific Meeting: Changes in Healthcare Delivery and the Effects on Medical Education, Edinburgh, UK, 10-12 July 2013,

2011

Sartania, N. (2011) Correlation of medical school admissions criteria and performance of undergraduate students in academic and clinical examinations. In: AMEE 2011, Vienna, Austria, 27-31 August 2011,

Sartania, N. (2011) How well do UKCAT scores predict performance by medical school undergraduates in Glasgow? In: 2nd SMAWG meeting, St. Andrews, UK, 2011,

2009

Sartania, N. (2009) Factors determining student satisfaction with Fixed Resource Sessions (FRS) in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In: AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain, 29 Aug - 2 Sept 2009,

Sartania, N. (2009) An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Sessions) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow. In: 2nd Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Promoting Student Success through the Curriculum, Glasgow, UK, 24 Apr 2009,

2008

Sartania, N. (2008) Evaluation of a new data collection process for assessment can be used to review student professionalism. In: AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Aug - 3 Sept 2008,

Sartania, N. (2008) Factors determining students’ satisfaction with Fixed Resource Sessions (FRS) in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In: Faculty of Medicine Centre for Educational Scholarship Launch, Glasgow, UK, 2008,

Sartania, N. (2008) An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Session) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow. In: AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Aug - 3 Septr 2008,

2007

Sartania, N., Appelbe, S., Pediani, J. D. and Milligan, G. (2007) Agonist occupancy of a single monomeric element is sufficient to cause internalization of the dimeric beta(2)-adrenoceptor. Cellular Signalling, 19, pp. 1928-1938. (doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2007.05.002)

2004

Milligan, G., Feng, G.J., Ward, R.J., Sartania, N., Ramsay, D., McLean, A.J. and Carrillo, J.J. (2004) G protein-coupled receptor fusion proteins in drug discovery. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 10(17), pp. 1989-2001. (doi: 10.2174/1381612043384295) (PMID:15279540)

2003

Bahia, D. S., Sartania, N., Ward, R. j., Cavalli, A., Jones, T. L.Z., Druey, K. M. and Milligan, G. (2003) Concerted stimulation and deactivation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins by chimeric G protein-coupled receptor-regulator of G protein signaling 4 fusion proteins: analysis of the contribution of palmitoylated cysteine residues to the GAP activity o. Journal of Neurochemistry, 85(5), pp. 1289-1298. (doi: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.2003.01769.x) (PMID:12753087)

1999

Sartania, N., Szatmári I,, I., Orosz, G., Rónai, A.Z., Medzihradszky, K., Borsodi, A. and Benyhe, S. (1999) Irreversible labelling of the opioid receptors by a melphalan-substituted [Met5]enkephalin-Arg-Phe derivative. European Journal of Pharmacology, 373(2-3), pp. 241-249.

Sartania, N. and Strange, P. G. (1999) Role of conserved serine residues in the interaction of agonists with D3 dopamine receptors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 72(6), pp. 2621-2624. (doi: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.1999.0722621.x)

Monory, K., Greiner, E., Sartania, N., Sallai, L., Pouille, Y., Schmidhammer, H., Hanoune, J. and Borsodi, A. (1999) Opioid binding profiles of new hydrazone, oxime, carbazone and semicarbazone derivatives of 14-alkoxymorphinans. Life Sciences, 64(22), pp. 2011-2020. (doi: 10.1016/S0024-3205(99)00148-4)

1997

Sartania, N. and Strange, P.G. (1997) Structure-function relationships of human D3 dopamine receptor. In: 17th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 24-29 Aug 1997,

1996

Sartania, N., Benyhe, S., Magyar, A., Rónai, A.Z., Medzihradszky, K. and Borsodi, A. (1996) Opioid binding profile of morphiceptin, Tyr-MIF-1 and dynorphin-related peptides in rat brain membranes. Neuropeptides, 30(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S0143-4179(96)90068-2)

Sartania, N. (1996) Enkephalin-Arg6-Mel7 – a novel potent irreversible kappa opioid ligand’. In: International Meeting on Neuropeptides, Pecs, Hungary, 2006,

1995

Sartania, N. (1995) Investigation of the effects of multiple mutations on the binding of the D2 dopamine receptor’. In: 23rd Meeting of FEBS, Basel, Switzerland, 1995,

Sartania, N. (1995) Pharmacological characterization of Met-enkaphalin-Arg6-Phe7-Mel binding to opioid receptors in guinea pig brain membrane preparations. In: 2nd International Conferences of the Hungarian Biochemical Society, Szeged, Hungary, 1995,

1992

Sartania, N. and Mikeladze, D. (1992) Solubilization and characterization of DAMCK-binding protein from rat brain. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 6, pp. 36-39.

1991

Kurtskhalia, E., Sartania, N. and Mikeladze, D. (1991) Hypoxia and changes of brain ATP-ase activity: reports of U.S.S.R. Reports of the USSR Academy of Science, 10, pp. 34-36.

1989

Sartania, N.A., Abutidze, K.D. and Mikeladze, D.G. (1989) Purification and properties of brain neuroleptic-binding proteins. Journal of Protein Chemistry, 8(3), pp. 339-340. (doi: 10.1007/BF01674269)

1987

Mikeladze, D., Abutidze, K. and Sartania, N. (1987) Receptors of neuroleptics and protein kinase reactions. Neurochemia, 6, pp. 89-94.

This list was generated on Tue Feb 7 14:25:43 2023 GMT.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Sartania, N. (2023) A response to the letter to the Editor by Jian Wen Chong and Joseph C. Lee. Medical Science Educator, (doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01725-4) (Early Online Publication)

Sartania, N., Sneddon, S. , Boyle, J. G., McQuarrie, E. and de Koning, H. P. (2022) Increasing collaborative discussion in case-based learning improves student engagement and knowledge acquisition. Medical Science Educator, 32(5), pp. 1055-1064. (doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01614-w) (PMID:36276760) (PMCID:PMC9584010)

Sartania, N., Alldridge, L. and Ray, C. (2021) Barriers to access, transition and progression of widening participation students in UK Medical Schools: the students’ perspective. MedEdPublish, 10(1), 132. (doi: 10.15694/mep.2021.000132.1)

Sartania, N., Haddock, G. and Underwood, M. (2018) The challenges of widening access to the medical profession: how to facilitate medical careers for those at a genuine disadvantage. MedEdPublish, 7(4), (doi: 10.15694/mep.2018.0000277.1)

Boyle, J.G., Cullen, J.M., Sneddon, S. , Sartania, N. and Shepherd, M. (2016) Using Facebook as a platform for self-regulated curriculum evaluation and feedback for medical students. Medical Teacher, 38(9), pp. 959-960. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2016.1209473) (PMID:27552338)

Sartania, N., McClure, J. D. , Sweeting, H. and Browitt, A. (2014) Predictive power of UKCAT and other pre-admission measures for performance in a medical school in Glasgow: a cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 14(1), p. 116. (doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-14-116)

Sartania, N., Appelbe, S., Pediani, J. D. and Milligan, G. (2007) Agonist occupancy of a single monomeric element is sufficient to cause internalization of the dimeric beta(2)-adrenoceptor. Cellular Signalling, 19, pp. 1928-1938. (doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2007.05.002)

Milligan, G., Feng, G.J., Ward, R.J., Sartania, N., Ramsay, D., McLean, A.J. and Carrillo, J.J. (2004) G protein-coupled receptor fusion proteins in drug discovery. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 10(17), pp. 1989-2001. (doi: 10.2174/1381612043384295) (PMID:15279540)

Bahia, D. S., Sartania, N., Ward, R. j., Cavalli, A., Jones, T. L.Z., Druey, K. M. and Milligan, G. (2003) Concerted stimulation and deactivation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins by chimeric G protein-coupled receptor-regulator of G protein signaling 4 fusion proteins: analysis of the contribution of palmitoylated cysteine residues to the GAP activity o. Journal of Neurochemistry, 85(5), pp. 1289-1298. (doi: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.2003.01769.x) (PMID:12753087)

Sartania, N., Szatmári I,, I., Orosz, G., Rónai, A.Z., Medzihradszky, K., Borsodi, A. and Benyhe, S. (1999) Irreversible labelling of the opioid receptors by a melphalan-substituted [Met5]enkephalin-Arg-Phe derivative. European Journal of Pharmacology, 373(2-3), pp. 241-249.

Sartania, N. and Strange, P. G. (1999) Role of conserved serine residues in the interaction of agonists with D3 dopamine receptors. Journal of Neurochemistry, 72(6), pp. 2621-2624. (doi: 10.1046/j.1471-4159.1999.0722621.x)

Monory, K., Greiner, E., Sartania, N., Sallai, L., Pouille, Y., Schmidhammer, H., Hanoune, J. and Borsodi, A. (1999) Opioid binding profiles of new hydrazone, oxime, carbazone and semicarbazone derivatives of 14-alkoxymorphinans. Life Sciences, 64(22), pp. 2011-2020. (doi: 10.1016/S0024-3205(99)00148-4)

Sartania, N., Benyhe, S., Magyar, A., Rónai, A.Z., Medzihradszky, K. and Borsodi, A. (1996) Opioid binding profile of morphiceptin, Tyr-MIF-1 and dynorphin-related peptides in rat brain membranes. Neuropeptides, 30(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S0143-4179(96)90068-2)

Sartania, N. and Mikeladze, D. (1992) Solubilization and characterization of DAMCK-binding protein from rat brain. Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, 6, pp. 36-39.

Kurtskhalia, E., Sartania, N. and Mikeladze, D. (1991) Hypoxia and changes of brain ATP-ase activity: reports of U.S.S.R. Reports of the USSR Academy of Science, 10, pp. 34-36.

Sartania, N.A., Abutidze, K.D. and Mikeladze, D.G. (1989) Purification and properties of brain neuroleptic-binding proteins. Journal of Protein Chemistry, 8(3), pp. 339-340. (doi: 10.1007/BF01674269)

Mikeladze, D., Abutidze, K. and Sartania, N. (1987) Receptors of neuroleptics and protein kinase reactions. Neurochemia, 6, pp. 89-94.

Conference or Workshop Item

Sartania, N., Alldridge, L. and Ray, C. (2022) The Barriers to Access and Success of Widening Participation Students: Do the Perceptions of University Staff Match Those of the Students? AMEE 2022, Lyon, France, 27 - 31 August 2022.

Sneddon, S., Bolwell, R., Hewitt, J., Holden, N., Little, E., Robertson, E., Traynor, J. and Sartania, N. (2021) Student-Staff Co-Creation of Equality and Diversity Focused Curricular Teaching Resources. NES Annual Virtual Conference 2021, 27-28 May 2021.

Sartania, N. and McLean, A. (2017) Limits to Widening Participation Outreach: Both Academic and Non‐Academic Factors Limit the Progression of Students from Deprived Postcode Areas. AMEE 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 26-30 Aug 2017.

Sartania, N. (2016) Factors Influencing Course Performance of WP Students in Glasgow Medical School. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 27-31 Aug 2016.

Sartania, N. (2015) Widening Participation Students’ Performance in Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 5-10 Sept 2015.

Conference Proceedings

Sartania, N. (2013) Analysis of the predictive power of UKCAT and other preadmission measures for performance by Medical School undergraduates in Glasgow: a cohort study. In: ASME Annual Scientific Meeting: Changes in Healthcare Delivery and the Effects on Medical Education, Edinburgh, UK, 10-12 July 2013,

Sartania, N. (2011) Correlation of medical school admissions criteria and performance of undergraduate students in academic and clinical examinations. In: AMEE 2011, Vienna, Austria, 27-31 August 2011,

Sartania, N. (2011) How well do UKCAT scores predict performance by medical school undergraduates in Glasgow? In: 2nd SMAWG meeting, St. Andrews, UK, 2011,

Sartania, N. (2009) Factors determining student satisfaction with Fixed Resource Sessions (FRS) in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In: AMEE 2009, Malaga, Spain, 29 Aug - 2 Sept 2009,

Sartania, N. (2009) An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Sessions) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow. In: 2nd Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Promoting Student Success through the Curriculum, Glasgow, UK, 24 Apr 2009,

Sartania, N. (2008) Evaluation of a new data collection process for assessment can be used to review student professionalism. In: AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Aug - 3 Sept 2008,

Sartania, N. (2008) Factors determining students’ satisfaction with Fixed Resource Sessions (FRS) in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In: Faculty of Medicine Centre for Educational Scholarship Launch, Glasgow, UK, 2008,

Sartania, N. (2008) An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Session) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow. In: AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Aug - 3 Septr 2008,

Sartania, N. and Strange, P.G. (1997) Structure-function relationships of human D3 dopamine receptor. In: 17th International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Santa Clara, CA, USA, 24-29 Aug 1997,

Sartania, N. (1996) Enkephalin-Arg6-Mel7 – a novel potent irreversible kappa opioid ligand’. In: International Meeting on Neuropeptides, Pecs, Hungary, 2006,

Sartania, N. (1995) Investigation of the effects of multiple mutations on the binding of the D2 dopamine receptor’. In: 23rd Meeting of FEBS, Basel, Switzerland, 1995,

Sartania, N. (1995) Pharmacological characterization of Met-enkaphalin-Arg6-Phe7-Mel binding to opioid receptors in guinea pig brain membrane preparations. In: 2nd International Conferences of the Hungarian Biochemical Society, Szeged, Hungary, 1995,

Audio

Sartania, N. and Ray, C. (2022) Widening Participation and Medical Schools. [Audio]

Website

Sartania, N., Bailey, E. and Ray, C. (2022) Guest Blog: The National Medical Schools' Widening Participation Forum – Can it improve access and progression to medicine for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds? [Website]

This list was generated on Tue Feb 7 14:25:43 2023 GMT.

Teaching

Undergraduate:

Block lead (Phase 3), MBChB Y3

Problem-Based Learning facilitator across MBChB 1 & 2

Basic stats, part of the Study Skills programme (MBChB2)

Student Selected Component in Year3: 

1) Staff and Student Co-Creation of the Curriculum

2) Diversity in Medical Education: academic enrichment programme for widening participation students

Postgraduate:  

Health Professions Education

Continued Professional Development:

CBL Tutor Training Programme (online)