Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is an African-American medical physicist who invented a patent-pending technology to treat cancer including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, targeting, and selective treatment of malignant tumors and a nanoparticle-enabled 10-minute laser treatment that induces ~100% tumor regression. Understanding the impact of chemotherapy on the body, she realized that lasers were capable of so much more and can be significant to cancer research. To further her research, she was awarded a $1.1 HBCU-RSTP Career Development Award from the VA Office of Research and Development. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Optics from Alabama A&M University in 2003. She has received her Master of Science in Physics in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Physics in 2012 from University of Alabama Birmingham.