Dr Nana Sartania

  • Senior Lecturer (Medicine)

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

Over the 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 impact 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 articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topic.

I have held previous research positions at the University of Kent, the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Physiology of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. I was fortunate to be awarded prestigious fellowships from UNESCO, EMBO and the Wellcome Trust to pursue my postgraduate studies, and later my postdoctoral research.

As a senior academic in the medical school my substantial contribution is in teaching provision and assessment (first three years of UG study), combined with organisational roles including MBChB Y3 course co-director, deputy director of admissions and Transition co-ordinator for the direct entry students from St Andrews, IMU in Malaysia and Brunei Medical School in Darussalam.

I have been involved in outreach work with applicants from lower socio-economic background since REACH inception in 2010 for which I have been awarded Medical Directorate Award from NES (NHS Education Scotland) in the category Excellence in Transition. More recently I have organised a large-scale event to help early secondary school pupils residing in SIMD20 postcodes access information regarding professional studies.

I am a member of the INReSH (International Network for Researchers in Selection into Healthcare), ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education), Medical Schools’ Widening Participation Forum and the Medical Schools Council's Selection Alliance and its board.

Publications

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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)

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)

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, (Unpublished)

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, (Unpublished)

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, 29 Aug - 2 Sept 2009, Malaga, Spain,

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 Septr 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, (Unpublished)

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 characterisation 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, (Unpublished)

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 Thu Jun 24 18:59:33 2021 BST.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

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 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, (Unpublished)

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, (Unpublished)

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

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 Septr 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, (Unpublished)

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 characterisation 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, (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Thu Jun 24 18:59:33 2021 BST.