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Hadiyah-Nicole Green completed her B.S. degree in Physics with a concentration in Optics and a minor in Mathematics from Alabama A&M University in 1999. She received her M.S. in Physics with a concentration in Nanobiophotonics in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Physics in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

She incorporated a post-doctoral-equivalent apprenticeship into her training as a physics graduate student with the extensive molecular, cellular, and animal research experiences gained in the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center from 2007 to 2012. In addition, she trained in the Department of Pathology from 2011 to 2012. The result of this work was the development of four patent-pending technologies including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, targeting, and selective treatment of malignant tumors and a nanoparticleenabled 10-minute laser treatment that induces ~100% tumor regression.

She is named the lead inventor on the pending patent application. After serving two years as an Assistant Professor at Tuskegee University, on April 4, 2016, Dr. Green joined Morehouse School of Medicine to pursue her dream to help people with her cancer treatments.  As a student, she received $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships including the National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship, National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship, Tom Joyner Scholarship and AAMU Presidential Scholarship.

In addition, she has organized over 100 community service initiatives and served as president of more than 7 organizations. Dr. Green was recently awarded a $1.1 million HBCU-Research Scientist Training Program Career Development Award from the Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development Service of the VA Office of Research and Development.

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