Green Brings Cancer Fighting Laser to Morehouse School of Medicine


MSM Gains Multi-disciplinary Physicist that Specializes in Nanobiophotonics and Targeted Cancer Therapeutics, Using Lasers, Nanoparticles and Antibodies

Ronna Charles Nu’Man
March 18, 2016 – ATLANTA – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) welcomes Hadiyah-Nicole Green, Ph.D. as assistant professor in the department of physiology. In addition to her faculty role, Green will continue work that developed from patent-pending technologies, including a 3-in-1 system for early detection, targeting, a selective treatment of malignant tumors, and a nanoparticle-enabled 10-minute laser treatment that induces 100% tumor regression. She was recently awarded a $1.1 million HBCU-Research Scientist Training Program Career Development Award from the Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service of the VA Office of Research and Development. Green will start at MSM on April 4, 2016.

“Dr. Green’s ground-breaking research is developing revolutionary technologies that could result in life-saving alternatives for people fighting cancer,” Sandra Harris-Hooker, Ph.D., vice president and executive dean or research and academic administration. “We welcome her diversity of thought to not only help in the education of the next generation of providers, but to partner with our community of researchers in the advancement of health equity.”

Green comes to MSM from Tuskegee University, where she served as an assistant professor in the department of physics with adjunct appointments in the departments of biological sciences and materials science engineering.  She is a multi-disciplinary physicist who specializes in nanobiophotonics and targeted cancer therapeutics, using lasers, nanoparticles, and antibodies to develop biomarker-specific platforms to target, image, and treat malignant tumors including head and neck and women’s cancers.

Green completed her bachelor of science in physics with a concentration in optics and minor in mathematics from Alabama A&M University in 1999. She received her master of science 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). 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 and AAMU Presidential Scholarship.
About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Founded in 1975, MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 as the top institution in the first study of U.S. medical schools for our social mission based on our production of primary care physicians, training of underrepresented minority doctors and placement of doctors practicing in underserved communities. Our faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care.

Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award doctorate and master degrees. For more information, please visit


IWS Health Education Workshop Series


Pink Ribbon


Presents the 2016

Health Education Workshop Series

2nd Friday of every Month

5:00pm – 6:00pm

 at I Will Survive, Inc.

5879- D New Peachtree Rd. Doraville, GA 30340

Free with RSVP


 Feb 12, 2016 – Breast Health: “Health & Wealth of it all”

Bra fitting with Livi Rea Lingerie, food, watch a Pink Ribbons clip from the documentary, goody bags, and survivor network

Mar 11, 2016 – Health & Beauty: “Pretty” in Pink

Massages, food, wheat grass shots, goody bags, and survivor network

April 8, 2016 – Love Self: “Expressions: The Soul of a Survivor”

Spoken word therapy, laughter, food, goody bags, and survivor network

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”


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Transitioning from April to May was great for I Will Survive, Inc. We had our amazing #IWSribboncuttingceremony on April 18, 2015 and Mayor Pittman proclaimed the day to now be known as the “I Will Survive” day. What an honor to all those who are battling breast cancer and all those who survived. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, brothers, daughters, sons… a special moment to honor those who lost the fight against breast cancer as well. Karen Palmer, was born on April 18, 1952 and gave birth to 5 children before the tender age of 38 when she had a final lung failure due to the malignant tumor spreading.

Rain was in the forecast and our new building (donated for one year) was not large enough to bring everyone inside for the ceremony. We opened with Pastor Cail and the rain moved out of the clouds. God shed light through the rays of the sun and the gloomy day became bright. It was a joyous day. $523 dollars was raised to help fund our programs and we hope to have our Office Manager and Receptionist hired soon to help us run our programs out of a building we can now call home.

Show your mothers love, not only on Mother’s day coming up, but cherish them everyday. We do not know how long they have on this earth. Kiss them, hug them, tell them that you love them, and appreciate them. For I, Anisa Palmer, founder of I Will Survive, Inc., nonprofit organization for breast cancer awareness through education and funding in lower-income communities, wish that I spent more time doing that in the short amount of years that I had my dear mother, Karen Palmer, by my side.

And rain on our future mothers so they can blossom into magnificent women. Inspire them to be community leaders and women of virtue. Give them knowledge to help them succeed. Mentor them. Teach them. Lead them. And support them as we continue to “Support the Fighters”.

Famous Latinas Who Survived- Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month


National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture. Since it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month all of October- we know it is a must for us to Celebrate the Survivors below!!!

Original article written by Veronique De Miguel in 2012


Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, lost the fight to breast cancer at age 28 leaving a daughter behind.

Cancer does not discriminate. Actresses, models, singers, beauty queens, television personalities…the list of celebrities who have battled cancer always seems too long. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we honor those famous Latinas who’ve battled the disease. Some have won and some have lost; others are still engaged in the fight.


After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Puerto Rican actress Adamari Lopez, then 33, underwent surgery and chemotherapy. She is in remission and still undergoing maintenance treatment.

Bárbara Mori, the Mexico-Uruguayan actress protagonist of the film Insignificant Things underwent treatment for breast cancer when she was only 29 years old. She appeared in the 2010 documentary 1 a Minute, with celebrity cancer survivors Olivia Newton John and Kelly McGillis, among others.

Ana Maria Polo, famous for her television program Closed Case, was 46 years old when she had a mastectomy. She celebrates that date like her second birthday, because the breast cancer was detected in time. Now, as a survivor, she untiringly campaigns throughout Latin America and the United States to promote breast cancer awareness.

Mexican actress Lorena Rojas became a spokeswoman for Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong Foundation after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, at 36. The cancer was then at its initial stage, and her treatment was deemed a success. The press leaked news of Rojas’ second diagnosis earlier this year, allegedly before the actress was ready to disclose the information.

Daniela Romo managed to overcome breast cancer after several chemotherapy treatments, and shed her famous long locks as a result of chemo. She has publicly shown her support for friend Lorena Rojas.

Mexican actress Patricia Reyes Spindola shared with her fans that she had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. On a video on her YouTube page, the famous actress explains how she found out the news, faced the disease and what the experience has taught her.

One of the most recent and well-publicized breast cancer diagnoses in Spain was that of President of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre. She had surgery in 2011, and in September of 2012, resigned from her political post. Though she stated that she resigned to “spend more time with family,” speculation is widespread that concerns about her cancer led her to resign.

MLK Day 5K 2014- Join the I Will Survive Team!


MLK Day 5K 2014

These organizations have created a Team for the MLK Day 5K. Click on each team name to learn more about them.
65ROSES – world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis
1027 Church – Our mission is to convert, grow, & serve the people of God as we LIVE life together
Andee’s Army – supporting children with brain injuries

Atlanta First United Methodist Church – Transforming lives by modeling Christ to the city and beyond

Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance – benefiting students and contributing to higher education
Back on My Feet – uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change in their lives that results in employment and independent living. 
Black Girls RUN! – an effort to tackle the growing obesity epidemic in the African-American community and provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners
Black Men Run – encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running to stay fit
Covenant Community – residential life-stabilization program for homeless men recovering from substance abuse
Creflo Dollar Global Missions – committed to equipping people all over the world with the knowledge and wisdom needed to make decisions that will positively impact their futures.
Dunwoody HS Math & Academic Team
Emory Health Against Human Trafficking – Rally to stop human trafficking!
Fit Neighborhood – South Atlanta’s only results driven group and personal training
Georgia Law Center for the Homeless – a law firm that represents homeless individuals and families in civil administrative and judicial proceedings, including evictions, family law issues, wage claims, access to benefits and more
Georgia Tech GO T.E.C.H. (TEAMS ENCOURAGING CAMPUS HEALTH) – increasing awareness of health and wellness activities on our campus
High Aspirations Foundation Inc. (HAFI)– foundation that focuses on efforts to retrieve grants and other monetary contributions to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who attain high academic excellence in the Atlanta area
I Will Survive, Inc., – Our mission is to increase breast cancer awareness through education and provide funding in lower income communities.
Inman Middle School Eagles
Kilometer Kids – Join thousands of kids in this fun filled running program!!
Peachtree Rd. Boot Camp – old school, platoon style basic training
Running Warriors (NAHS CC&Track)
runningnerds – Group Runs, Clinics, Social Forums, Challenges, Accomplishments!! 
The Salvation Army Bellwood Keystone Club
SCAD Atlanta Athletics – 
Tin Lizzy’s – 
The FitWit Foundation –  Provides Free fitness programs that build strength and develop character for the young people who need it most.
Tomorrow’s Luminaries Foundation – works with underserved students to provide extraordinary opportunities in literacy and leadership
Woodstock Youth Track Club – Our Primary goal is to help create a life long appreciation for running.
Zulu Racing – We provide complete, professional, race timing services and race/event management

As persons become increasingly able to form loyalties, the practical and on-going devotion to a cause bigger than themselves, and as these loyalties become unifiable in the higher purposes of groups of persons over many generations, humanity is increasingly better able to recognize that the highest ideal is the creation of a perfected “beloved community” in which each and every person shares. – Josiah Royce


January 2014

A “Herstory” Lesson for April


Mom (2)April 18th 1952, a miraculous woman was born. She was adopted at the young age of five and went through her entire life trying to find out who she was and where she came from. She died of breast cancer never knowing whom her birth parents were. Could they have been from two different races joining together for love and torn away by war or family? Could they have been forced to separate due to color differences or background? Going through an identity crisis was very difficult for this young lady but it was not the only thing she endured and survived!

On the day she was born, Bolivia had a National Revolution! A vote finally enabled indigenous peoples and women the right to vote. She was born in a year when the U.S. National Security Agency was founded, a year when it was time to rebuild Europe and Japan due to World War II, a year that would end the 20 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House with Dwight D. Eisenhower winning the presidential election for the U.S. He won with 55.2% of the american vote. She was born in a year where a 15 year-old becomes the youngest to receive the George Cross for rescueing victims of a house fire. It was a year when the first open heart surgery was performed and the first successful surgical separation of siamese twins was conducted in Mount Sinai Hospital. It was also a year where a transsexual woman became the recipient of the first successful sexual reassignment operation. In the same year, Puerto Rico became a self-governeming common wealth of the U.S.

On a lighter note, a year where a twelve-year-old, Jimmy Boyd’s record, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus was released, selling 3 million records. Finally, to end our history lesson, the winter Olympics was held in Norway in 1952, just to add a little more for all the history buffs.

In all the unforgettable history around the world in 1952, good or bad, no one could say that this woman was not an important figure in history. She fought for the education of children by becoming a teacher in every community she stepped foot upon. She spread happiness with the simplest smile anyone could give and her most famous words to date as a child, “when I grow up, I want to be a good person”. Other’s may have said a doctor or a layer or maybe even become the president of the United States of America. All she wanted was to live so others may simply live, as Gandhi often put it.

May she continue to rest in peace. Many will thank her for being the reason behind I Will Survive, Inc.

By Anisa Palmer- Follow her on twitter @AnisaPalmer

Women’s History Month is March



Take a wonderful woman to a beautiful fashion show fundraiser to show her your appreciate of all her hard work as a woman. Did you know women still only get paid .77 cents on the dollar. President Obama is trying to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. We do not want to go on and on about politics on this blog but it is such a touchy subject still as we think about women’s history.

Let us bring it back to discuss this event. If you missed it last year, you do not want to miss it this year. The I Will Survive, Inc. Fashion Show on the Runway returns again and you should come out. Dress to impress or dress comfortably in style. You choose! At this fashion show you will get some motivation, some survivors, some fashion, some food, wonderful vendors, and live music. All for only $20 dollars on sale now until March 20th. Ticket sales are $40 dollars the door.

Tickets on sale for $20 at Get yours today!

and Keep On Surviving,

~I Will Survive, Inc.

PO Box 81364Atlanta, GA 30366Phone (404) 483-8503 

Press Release

Contact: Anisa PalmerPhone: (404)483-8503 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE9 A.M. EDT, FEBRUARY 25, 2013

I Will Survive, Inc. Fundraiser on the Runway

Atlanta, GA, FEBRUARY 25, 2013:  Non profit organization, I Will Survive, Inc., founded by service disabled veteran, Anisa Palmer, will have the second annual fundraiser fashion show at the Melia Hotel located off 590 West Peachtree Street. NW Atlanta, GA 30308 on March 30th from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.

I Will Survive, Inc. will have the fundraiser on the runway with some of Atlanta’s hottest designers and talent. Some features will be Atlanta’s musical favorite Quinn and Jukebox, kidney survivor and remarkable painter, Tamara Natalie Madden, who is donating some of her pieces towards the silent auction. Other special guests include NFL Veteran, Ed Hartwell and Author and Motivation speaker, Jack A. Daniels, as guest speakers. Last but not least Comic Pierre Edwards will be hosting. The goal is to raise $10,000 from this event.

I Will Survive, Inc. is trying to acquire a building this year to help more survive and with a physical location, so much more can be done. Last year they were able to provide free mammograms and health screenings to individuals in need, provide additional financial assistance for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, and provide educational awareness to the lesser-educated communities. All ticket sales go to providing funding for these programs.

I Will Survive, Inc.’s new logo has officially been launched as well and hopes that the communities will be able to better identify with its message of strength and the will to survive.

For more information on becoming a sponsor or vendor please email for all other inquiries please email or visit the website at Free event to those diagnosed with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors. Show your support for a good time at Melia Hotel. Purchase tickets now on sale: where all ticket sales goes towards funding the programs of I Will Survive, Inc.