Angela serves as the Vice President for Research Administration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In her role, she has responsibility for the oversight of research and regulatory strative services, which include the Offices for Clinical Research Facilitation, Human Research Protections, and IACUC, and research compliance programs at UT Southwestern which includes the Institutional Review Board, Conflict of Interest, Institutional Animal Care and Use, and Clinical Research Billing. Additionally, Angela serves as the Director of the Research Environment Core (formerly Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core) under the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine, which is supported by the NIH/NCATS Grant Number UL1TR001105. Prior to joining UT Southwestern, Angela served for five years as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regulatory Compliance at The University of Colorado Denver, which included the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus, and for seven years as the Research Compliance Officer and the Director for Research Facilitation and Compliance for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Earlier in her career, Angela was employed in the Office of the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel at Washington University in St. Louis.
Angela received her bachelor's degree from Washington University where she majored in Political Science and minored in Business and History. She received her law degree with honors from St. Louis University School of Law. As part of her legal studies, Angela participated in the Intellectual Property Program at The University of Houston Law Center. She is a licensed attorney in the states of Texas and Colorado and her practice areas include Intellectual Property and Regulatory Law. Angela has spoken on the topics of Research Compliance Programs, Research Audit Management, Conflict of Interest Issues, Human Subjects Protections, and Monitoring Plans at various state and national meetings. Angela has served as a co-investigator on multiple NIH awards in the areas of regulatory affairs and ethics. Further, she has co-published an article titled: “A Tricky Business: Assessing Risks from an Institutional Perspective”, Clinical Researcher, Cheryl Chanaud, Ph.D., Ann Smith and Angela Wishon, J.D., February 2001.