Meet the UNTHSC TCOM FDC team…



Cynthia (Cindy) 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. 




Brenda Wilson, MS

Educational Program Manager

Brenda Wilson is the Educational Program Manager for the UNTHSC FDC. She’s responsible for coordinating the educational activities of the Center.

Brenda works closely with the UNTHSC FDC 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 is current Chair for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Community on Faculty Development.  She has also served on the AAFP’s Exhibitors’ Advisory Council for the National Conference of Family Practice residents and Student members several times. She is an active member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Brenda holds a Master of Science degree in Learning Technologies and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management.

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