Alison Lakin has been appointed assistant vice chancellor of Regulatory Compliance for Research Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver beginning Oct. 1. Lakin has been serving as interim director of Regulatory Compliance for Research Affairs since the departure of Angela Wishon earlier this year. Lakin previously served as director of the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB).
Lakin earned a RN degree from Oxford School of Nursing in England. She then obtained a law degree (LL.B) from Sheffield University in England. This was followed with a master’s in International Law (LL.M) from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. Finally, she obtained a doctorate of law from King's College, University of London in 2001.
In her early career as an RN, she worked as a staff nurse in surgery, oncology, chemotherapy, palliative care and community medicine. She became an instructor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics in 2002. She also was a research subject advocate for the General Clinical Research Center. In 2005, she joined COMIRB.