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Markovina receives early-career research training grant

Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD
Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD

Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of radiation oncology, has received the 2016 Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). She will receive a two-year, $200,000 grant as part of the recognition.

The award gives early-career physicians and researchers the opportunity to develop careers and focus on research relevant to radiation oncology, biology or physics. Recipients must be board-eligible physicians, physicists in radiation oncology or radiobiologists within the first three years of their junior faculty appointments.

Markovina, who joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2015, also is a Siteman Cancer Center research member. She studies molecular mechanisms of radiation resistance in HPV-related cervical cancer and other solid tumors. Her clinical focus is on treating patients with anal cancer.

Markovina will be recognized at ASTRO’s 58th Annual Meeting, Sept. 25-28 in Boston.