November 14, 2016


SUBJECT:    Executive Director, Research Compliance and Integrity

I am extremely pleased to announce the appointment, effective November 14, of Angela Fornataro McMahill, as the new Executive Director, Research Compliance and Integrity, in the Office of Research Affairs.

Angela has over 25 years of experience at UC San Diego, most recently serving as Director, Conflict of Interest. In this role, Angela has streamlined approaches to managing financial conflicts of interest at UC San Diego and moved forward with campus plans to implement an electronic solution for conflict of interest reporting. Previous assignments included directing UC San Diego's Health Sciences Research Compliance Program and Clinical Trials Administrative Services, and serving as UC San Diego's Healthcare Clinical Trials Operations Manager. In her expanded role, Angela will assume oversight responsibility for Conflict of Interest, Export Controls, Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC), and Integrity of Research, further integrating compliance program elements for greater service and efficiency for faculty. Angela's position will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.

Angela holds a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She holds several compliance professional certifications including Healthcare Privacy Compliance, Healthcare Compliance, Healthcare Research Compliance, and a Clinical Research Associate certification. Angela served on the Law Review; received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Techniques, Remedies and Wills; participated in the Student Honors Advisory Program for Excellence; and received a Scholastic Achievement Award during her law-school studies.

She is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association; has served as the San Diego Chapter President of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals; and is a member of the National Council of University Research Administrators, among other professional organizations. She is the author of numerous presentations related to clinical trials and compliance.

Ms. McMahill is extraordinarily well-qualified for these additional responsibilities, and we ask that you help welcome her to this key campus position.

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research