Filkins joins SOM humanities department as administrative assistant

Britt Filkins
Britt Filkins

Brittany Filkins recently joined the School of Medicine as the administrative assistant for the Department of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences and the Sirridge Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics.

She is a graduate of UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and has worked for the University at Swinney Recreation Center for five years, the last three as UMKC’s intramurals coordinator.

Filkin has been a part of the Staff Council for five years, where she has worked to make student employment more enjoyable on UMKC’s campus. The council also does volunteer work throughout Kansas City with organizations such as Operation Breakthrough, Gillis, and Harvesters. She received the Swinney Recreation Center’s 2010 Employee of the Year Award.

At the School of Medicine, she will assist Stuart Munro, M.D., chair of Medical Humanities and Social Sciences, Lynda Payne, Ph.D., Sirridge Missouri Endowed Professor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and Marilyn Pesto, director of the Sirridge Office of medical Humanities and Bioethics, in support of the humanities classes, committees and board.

She can be reached in the humanities office at 235-5882 or at

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