What is "Convo with Cantwell"?

This monthly live fireside chat is designed to improve communications campus wide and answer your questions about the university's research and innovation enterprise.

As senior vice president for research and innovation, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell leads the office of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII). We are a service unit responsible for expanding the university's capacity for knowledge creation and discovery; integrating efforts by faculty, students, staff, and executive leaders to move inventions and technologies to the marketplace; increasing the university's connectivity with external collaborators; spearheading industry and public partnerships; and increasing total research funding.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Convo with Cantwell and hearing from you. Open communications are very important.

TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR
If you registered for the previous Convo With Cantwell, you are approved for the entire webinar series and do not have to register again. Note that you must use the link and password sent to you in your original confirmation email to join.

REGISTER HERE if this will be your first Convo with Cantwell webinar. Note that you must use your official University of Arizona email address to be approved. Sign-in details, including a password, will be emailed to you after your registration is processed.

*Future dates and times listed on the registration page are subject to change.

Prior to the event, you may email your questions to research@arizona.edu. Once logged in, all questions must be submitted via the webinar Q&A.

 

If you have already registered and have been approved for the Convo with Cantwell webinar series, you should have received a confirmation email from research@arizona.edu (no-reply@zoom.us) containing your specific login information. The subject line should be: "Convo with Cantwell Confirmation." You will need to use the information from that email to join the webinar.

For information on how members of the University of Arizona community can register for upcoming meetings, please email research@arizona.edu.

Episodes

Air Date:
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Topic: BIO5 Institute - Research on COVID-19 and Other Viruses | Infectious Diseases

At her October 8, 1p.m. Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion with Jennifer Barton, director of the BIO5 Institute, and three BIO5 members to discuss their research on COVID-19 and other viruses/infectious diseases. In addition to our panel of experts, SVP Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

Panel of experts:

  • Jennifer Barton, Director, BIO5 Institute
  • Elizabeth Connick, Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
  • Felicia Goodrum Sterling, Professor, Immunobiology
  • Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Department Head, Immunobiology
Air Date:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Topic: Arizona Institutes for Resilience

At her September 8 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion on the University's Arizona Institutes for Resilience: Solutions for the Environment and Society (AIR). In addition to our panel of experts, SVP Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the University's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Assistant Vice President of Research Intelligence Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Topic: The UArizona Innovation & Impact Enterprise

At her August 6 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, hosted a panel discussion on how the University translates research into innovative enterprises that positively impact Arizona and beyond. In addition to our panel of experts, Dr. Cantwell was joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Senior Director Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Topic: Mental health in the time of COVID-19

At her July 9 Zoom fireside chat, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation, will host a panel discussion on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 in our community. In addition to our panel of experts, Dr. Cantwell will be joined by RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT); Vice President of Operations Sangita Pawar; and Senior Director Lori Schultz.

Air Date:
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Convo with Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD about COVID-19 antibody testing and Betsy fields some questions about research re-entry and related topics.

Air Date:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Air Date:
Monday, March 23, 2020

RII Chief of Staff John O'Neil, a member of the university's Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and Senior Director Lori Schultz joined Cantwell to convey the latest updates and answer questions about how COVID-19 is—and is not—affecting UArizona research and innovation.