Dr Nadia Lascar

Nadia Lascar
  • Position: Lecturer in Health Sciences and Clinical Practice
  • Telephone: 01212045051
  • Email: n.lascar@aston.ac.uk
  • Room Number: G52


After the completion of her Medical degree and specialty training, Dr Lascar took an appointment as Clinical Research Fellow at Aston University in 2014 and she worked on type 2 diabetes in young adults. She has been teaching at the Medical School from August 2018 and she is still practising her clinical activity at the Diabetes Dpt at Heartlands Hospital. She has published 11 journal papers and 16 conference papers.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Aston University, 2019)

  • Doctor of Medicine (Aston University, 2019)

  • Specialist in General (Internal) Medicine (Italy, 2013)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Italy, 2007)
  • 2020-onwards: Lecturer in Health Sciences and Clinical Practice
  • 2018-2020: Clinical Teaching Fellow, Aston University

  • 2014-present: Honorary Clinical Fellow, Department of Diabetes, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2014-2018: Clinical Research Fellow, Life and Health Sciences, Aston University
  • 2011-2013: Honorary Research Fellow, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham
  • 2011-2013: Honorary Clinical Fellow, Diabetes Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Type 2 diabetes in young adults
  • Nephropathy in type 2 diabetes
  • Exercise barriers and benefits in type 1 diabetes
  • 2014-present   Establishment and follow up of a Multi-ethnic Cohort of Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes (funded by Novonordisk and The Binding Site)
  • 2017-2018     Frail Clinic: feasibility and effectiveness of the implementation of programs to screen and manage frail older patients in different clinical settings (European Sponsor: Fundacion para investigacion biomedical del hospital universitario de Getafe).
  • 2017-2018     Frail Tools: a comprehensive validation of frailty assessment tools to screen and diagnose frailty in different clinical and social settings and to provide instruments for integrated care in older adults (European Sponsor: Fundacion para investigacion biomedical del hospital universitario de Getafe).
  • 2012-2014     Ex-Edu-Care: Exercise Education and Care for people with type 1 diabetes (funded by Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust)
  • 2011-2014     ExTOD - EXercise barriers and benefits in Type One Diabetes (funded by Research for Patient benefit arm of the National Institute for Health Research)
  •  2007-2012     Nephropathy in Type-2 Diabetes (NID-2) (funded by the Italian Research Council)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)
  • Professional member of Diabetes UK (2012) 

Conference papers

  • N. Lascar, R. Marfella, A. Pagano, S. Mangiacapra, A. Ascione, S. Morra, M. Esposito, G. Porta, M. Venafro, C. Altruda, and F.C. Sasso, "Role of hyperglycemia on myocytes precursor cells during acute myocardial infarction: effects of tight glycemic control", [Abstract].  Internal and Emergency Medicine 2011 Dec; 6 (Suppl 2):S166.
  • N. Lascar, Q.A. Altaf, H. Jenner, N.T. Raymond, C.J. Bailey, and S. Bellary, “Relationship between age at diagnosis and body composition in a multi-ethnic cohort of young onset Type 2 diabetes”, [Abstract]. Diabetic Medicine, March 2016;33 (suppl. 1),84.
  • N. Lascar, J.M. Faint, S.J. Harding, and S. Bellary, “Elevated serum free light chains: a novel marker of insulin resistance?”, [Abstract]. Diabetic Medicine, March 2016;33(suppl.1),84-85.
  • N. Lascar, Q.A. Altaf, C.J. Bailey, H. Jenner, and S. Bellary, “Ethnic Differences in Susceptibility to Diabetes Complications in Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes (T2DMY)”, [Abstract]. Diabetes. 2016;65 (suppl 1).
  • N. Lascar, Q.A. Altaf, A.H. Barnett, C.J. Bailey, and S. Bellary, “Risk Factors for Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in a Multiethnic Cohort”, [Abstract]. Diabetes. 2016;65 (suppl 1).
  • N. Lascar, Q.A. Altaf, J.E.P. Brown, H. Jenner, A.H. Barnett, C.J. Bailey, and S. Bellary, “Low oral disposition index is associated with younger age of onset in patients with Type 2 diabetes”, [Abstract]. Diabetic Medicine, March 2018;35(suppl.1),84.
  • N. Lascar, Q.A. Altaf, M. Azam, H. Jenner, C.J. Bailey, and S. Bellary, “Prevalence of retinopathy in a multi-ethnic cohort of young adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DMY)”, [Abstract]. Diabetic Medicine, March 2018;35(suppl.1),182.
  • N. Lascar, I Afzal, JEP Brown and S. Bellary. Characterisation of circulating inflammatory markers in a multi-ethnic cohort of young adults with type 2 diabetes, [Abstract]. Diabetic Medicine, March 2019;36(suppl.1),52.

  • W. Leadbetaer, S. Baig, N. lascar, N. Lewis, R. Edwards. Undergraduate Pharmacy and Medical student views on working inter-professionally using patient-centred endocrinology workshop. Sixth Pharmacy Education Conference, University of Manchester, 24th June 2019.

  • N. Lascar, H.Pattison and S.Bellary. Impact of type 2 diabetes on quality of life measures in young adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DMY), [Abstract]. Accepted for Diabetic Medicine, March 2020.

T. Salvatore, O. Carbonara, D. Cozzolino, R. Torella, R. Nasti, N. Lascar, and F.C. Sasso, "Kidney in diabetes: from organ damage target to therapeutic target", Curr. Drug. Metab. 2011 Sep;12(7):658-66. (IF 2.976)

R. Nasti, O. Carbonara, M.L. Mangoni di Santo Stefano, R. Auriemma, S. Esposito, G. Picardi, N. Lascar, A. Pagano, R. Ruggiero, R. Torella, and F.C. Sasso, "Coronary artery disease is detectable by multi-slice computed tomography in most asymptomatic type 2 diabetic patients at high cardiovascular risk", Diab. Vasc. Dis. Res. 2012 Jan; 9(1):10-7. Epub 2011 Nov 7. (IF 2.468)

N. Lascar, A. Kennedy, N. Jackson, R. Andrews, and P. Narendran, “Exercise to preserve beta cell function in recent-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (EXTOD) - a study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial”, Trials 2013 Jun 18;14:180. (IF 1.969)

D. Torella, G.M. Ellison, M. Torella, C. Vicinanza, I. Aquila, C. Iaconetti, M. Scalise, F. Marino, B.J. Henning, F.C. Lewis, C. Gareri, N. Lascar, G. Cuda, T. Salvatore, G. Nappi, C. Indolfi, R. Torella, D. Cozzolino, and F.C. Sasso. “Carbonic Anhydrase Activation Is Associated With Worsened Pathological Remodeling in Human Ischemic Diabetic Cardiomyopathy” J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3:e000434. (IF 5.117)

N. Lascar, A. Kennedy, B. Hancock, D. Jenkins, S. Greenfield, and P. Narendran, “Attitudes and barriers to exercise in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and how best to address them: a qualitative study”, PLoS ONE 2014;9(9): e108019. (IF 2.806)

F.C. Sasso, R. Marfella, A. Pagano, G. Porta, G. Signoriello, N. Lascar, R. Minutolo, O. Carbonara, M. Persico, F. Piscione, L. De Nicola, R. Torella, and G. Paolisso, “Lack of effect of aspirin in primary CV prevention in type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy: results from 8 years follow-up of NID-2 study”. Acta Diabetol. 2015 Apr;52(2):239-47. (IF 3.340)

M.R. Rizzo, F.C. Sasso, R. Marfella, M. Siniscalchi, P. Paolisso, O. Carbonara, M.C. Capoluongo, N. Lascar, C. Pace, C. Sardu, B. Passavanti, M. Barbieri, C. Mauro, and G. Paolisso, “Autonomic dysfunction is associated with brief episodes of atrial fibrillation in type 2 diabetes”. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(1):88-92.(IF 2.734)

F.C. Sasso, N. Lascar, A. Ascione, O. Carbonara, L. De Nicola, R. Minutolo, T. Salvatore, M.R. Rizzo, P. Cirillo, G. Paolisso, and R. Marfella, “NID-2 study group. Moderate-intensity statin therapy seems ineffective in primary cardiovascular prevention in patients with type 2 diabetes complicated by nephropathy. A multicenter prospective 8 years follow up study”. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2016 Oct 13;15(1):147.(IF 4.752)

N. Lascar, J. Brown, H. Pattison, A.H. Barnett, C.J. Bailey, and S. Bellary, “Type 2 diabetes in adolescents and young adults”. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Aug 25. pii:S2213-8587(17)30186-9.(IF 19.742)

Sasso F.C, Rinaldi L., Lascar N., Marrone A., Pafundi P.C., Adinolfi L.E. and Marfella R. Role of tight glycaemic control during acute coronary syndrome CV outcome in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2018, p.1-8.

Lascar N, Altaf Q, Raymond NT, Brown JEP, Pattison H,Barnett AH, Bailey CJ, Bellary S. Phenotypic characteristics and risk factors in a multi-ethnic cohort of young adults with type 2 diabetes. Current Medical Research & Opinion, 2019. (IF 2.345)