Day -511 — Daily Haibun Journey — Hadiyah-Nicole Green
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green was the first African American to receive her doctorate degree in physics. She is known for the development of a method which using laser-activated nanoparticles as a potential cancer treatment. Hadiyah-Nicole Green came to career choice via personal tragedy. By the age of four she lost both her mother and her grandparents. She went to St. Lois, Missouri to stay with her Aunt Ora Lee Smith and Uncle General Lee Smith. Int in her early 20s, both her aunt and uncle were diagnosed with cancer.Hadiyah-Nicole Green now works as an assistant professor in the surgery department and started the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation in honor of her late aunt.