Cynthia A. Standley, Ph.D. received her Doctorate in Physiology from Wayne State University, where she also did her undergraduate training in Biology. She completed her postdoctoral work in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Hospital and Wayne State University. Dr. Standley has a wide range of expertise in many disciplines of physiology including neuro-, renal, reproductive, cardiovascular and cellular physiology.
Dr. Standley is currently a Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (UACOM-Phoenix). She is an accomplished medical educator with more than 18 years experience teaching physiology to both osteopathic and allopathic medical students. She was formerly among the inaugural faculty at Midwestern University's Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) and also an inaugural faculty member at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) associated with A T. Still University. Her work focuses on constructing and implementing medical school programs that interface basic and clinical sciences, integrating physiology in clinical scenarios with emphasis on student interaction to promote life-long learning.
Dr. Standley organized and chairs the Faculty Development Committee for the College of Medicine-Phoenix and was recently appointed Director of Faculty Development.