AT&T Dream in Black Future Maker Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a STEM pioneer, influencer, humanitarian and entrepreneur who is introducing the world to the next generation of cancer treatments, cancer charities and affordable healthcare. She is one of the nation’s leading medical physicists and also one of the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in Physics. Through her expertise in physics, nanomedicine, immunotherapy and precision medicine, Dr. Green developed a revolutionary cancer treatment that uses lasers and nanotechnology to completely eliminate cancer in mice after one 10-minute treatment in just 15 days with no observable side effects.
To ensure that this treatment can be made affordable for everyone, she founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation (OraLee.org), to raise the funding for human clinical trials. Dr. Green has been acknowledged for her scientific and humanitarian contributions and leadership. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs granted her a $1.1 million Career Development Award. Furthermore, her story has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including NBC News, The New York Times, Forbes, The History Channel, PBS, and NPR. She has been featured by The Root magazine and Ebony magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential African Americans” in the United States. She was also honored on BET and BETHer with the Breast Cancer Advocate of the Year Award and named Top 30 Under 40 in Healthcare by Business Insider. USA Today distinguished Dr. Green as one of 100 Women of the Century.
Dr. Green currently serves as the Director of the NanoBioPhotonics and Targeted Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory and an Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery.
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