RII Meet Yourself

A twice-monthly online learning event for RII employees

At the University of Arizona, our research is creating the next generation of knowledge and applying it to society’s grand challenges – enhancing economic development and promoting a better quality of life in Arizona and beyond.

It’s a vast undertaking, especially in this post-pandemic world where our work takes on a new urgency. That’s why the Office of Research, Innovation & Impact created a new twice-monthly event, an opportunity for employees working within RII to learn more about the scope of our research enterprise.

RII Meet Yourself is a live online event where operations units under RII present information on their responsibilities, what’s new, and how to reach out for help and information. A Q&A will follow each presentation, with time to answer questions about the presenting unit(s).

Anyone from RII institutes, centers, museums, core facilities, and innovation units who would like to present, should contact Carrie Stusse, manager, Administrative Services, at cms1@arizona.edu.

A new Zoom registration will be required for each RII Meet Yourself. Look for the registration announcement at the beginning of each month in The Abstract newsletter. It will be followed up with an email reminder.


Air Date:
Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday, October 29 @ 1-2 p.m.

  • Arizona Space Institute – Tim Swindle, Director, Walter Harris, Professor of Planetary Sciences and Chief Scientist, and Hop Bailey, Program Manager
  • RII Core Facilities – Noah Curtis, Operations Director
Air Date:
Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday, September 17 @ 1-2 p.m.

  • BIO5 Institute – Jennifer Barton, Director; Lisa Romero, Executive Director for Public Affairs, Communications, and Engagement; and Kate Riley, Director, Finance, Operations, and Research Administration
  • CyVerse – Eric Lyons, Principal Investigator and Project Director
Air Date:
Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday, August 20 @ 1-2 p.m.

Air Date:
Friday, July 23, 2021
Air Date:
Friday, July 9, 2021
Air Date:
Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Biosphere 2 – Joaquin Ruiz, Director, and John Adams, Deputy Director 
  • Tech Launch Arizona – Doug Hockstad, RTTP, Assistant Vice President; Rakhi Gibbons, Director of Licensing & Intellectual Property; and Bruce Burgess, Director of Venture Development
Air Date:
Friday, May 21, 2021

Research Development

  • Kim Patten, Assistant Vice President, Research Development
  • Dan Moseke, Sr. Program Manager, Research Development Services

Corporate Services - Brian Adair, Director, Corporate Engagement

Defense Offsets - Todd Shallcross, Director, Defense Offset Programs

Office of Global Projects - Eric Bergthold, Executive Director of Global Projects

Air Date:
Friday, May 7, 2021

Research Laboratory & Safety Services and Occupational Health

  • Stephanie Griffin, Acting Director, Research Laboratory & Safety Services and Occupational Health
  • Jimmy Spencer, Deputy Acting Director/Biological Safety Officer


RII Communications

Air Date:
Friday, April 9, 2021

Preaward Proposals and Submissions


Contracting and Subaward Services

Postaward Services


Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services

Air Date:
Friday, March 26, 2021

Export Control


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Research Quality Assurance

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee (ESCRO)

Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Air Date:
Friday, March 12, 2021

RII Business Services  

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

Air Date:
Friday, February 19, 2021

RII Training & Education and Research Integrity Program

RII Employee Services