Staff Biographical Sketches

Meet the UNTHSC FDC team...


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Cynthia Passmore, MA

Executive Director

Cynthia Passmore, MA, is the Executive Director of the UNTHSC Faculty Development Center. Cindy is passionate about faculty development and loves working in academic medicine and has been working in the field for more than 20 years. Cindy's role at the new UNTHSC FDC includes overseeing all of the programmatic offerings of the Center. Her active involvement in the planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating of the curricula of the UNTHSC FDC assures continued high quality training.    

Cindy teaches and presents much of the training offered by UNTHSC FDC, most especially in the areas of research and scholarly activity, including introductory statistics and psychometrics. She serves as a statistical consultant and guide for trainees' research projects and other scholarly endeavors. Cindy also has considerable experience working with clinical teachers / preceptors in the areas of feedback, evaluation and core teaching skills. Although she doesn't think she is all nerdy or geeky, she has often been quoted as saying, "Isn't this cool?" when teaching statistical concepts, in particular applications of the normal curve and the central limit theorem. You must admit, they are pretty cool concepts!    

Mrs. Passmore's educational achievements include a BS in Mathematics, MA in Behavioral Statistics, and completion of all course work in pursuit of a PhD in Behavioral Statistics, all at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.    

Cindy is a member of the Society of Family Medicine (STFM) and the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and has presented at both national and international meetings of these groups. 


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Brenda Wilson, BS

Educational Coordinator/Instructor

Brenda Wilson is the Educational Coordinator and Instructor for the UNTHSC FDC. She's responsible for coordinating the educational activities of the Center.

Brenda works closely with the UNTHSC FDC Executive Director on program evaluation and various aspects of the Center's and Fellows' research projects. Brenda teaches in the areas of curricular design and organizational management.

She has served on the AAFP's Exhibitors' Advisory Council for the National Conference of Family Practice residents and Student members several times. She is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and active in the Group on Faculty Development and Teaching Research in Residency. Brenda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management.

This page last updated 25th Jul 2013