U.S. based scientist named as a finalist for Global Awards

Hanna Aliashkevich, a neurobiologist at R3 Biotechnologies in California, has been selected as a finalist for the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards.

The Women Changing the World Awards, presented by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favorite guest Dr. Tererai Trent, celebrate women’s exceptional achievements across diverse fields, notably in STEM, leadership, health and innovation. The awards are designed to recognize the growing number of women who are leading the way in making the world a better place for us all and inspire other women to answer the call to take action.

Dr. Trent explains, “These exceptional women are here to awaken hearts, give permission to recapture dreams and inspire the women of the world to come together to forge a brighter path for all. The rising of women is the awakening of everybody.”

Hanna Aliashkevich, a distinguished neuroscientist and former neurosurgeon, possesses a decade of expertise across clinical and research realms, particularly in neuro-oncology, reconstructive, and spine neurosurgery. Renowned in Eastern Europe and nationally acclaimed, Hanna has pioneered groundbreaking research on treatments for glial brain tumors, garnering recognition through publications in top-tier journals and presentations at renowned international conferences, including a prestigious invitation to Oxford, UK, in 2018. Dr. Aliashkevich’s research on the antiviral treatment of high-grade gliomas has significantly advanced scientific understanding, elucidating the impact of Herpes Simplex Virus contamination on tumor proliferation and the potential of antiviral therapy in neuro-oncology, thereby offering promising avenues for future treatments.

Dr. Trent’s vision for these awards is to empower women worldwide to reclaim their sacred dreams and to encourage women across the globe to come together and pave the way towards a better future for all.

It can be challenging to create change in the world and Hanna Aliashkevich gives this advice for others thinking about following their calling to make a difference. “Believe in the power within yourself; it’s the catalyst for igniting extraordinary change in the world.”

Hanna Aliashkevich reflects proudly on her achievements over the past 12 months, which include securing the O-1A visa for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences. This milestone not only recognizes the impact of her work but also signifies the potential for future contributions to medical science in a country renowned for biomedical research and clinical innovation. Embracing this opportunity on an international scale, Hanna sees it as a chance to further her research and contribute to global efforts in the treatment of neurological diseases. Additionally, beginning her scientific career within the United States stands out as a significant accomplishment, affirming the recognition of her scientific contributions and underscoring the potential of her work to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. This recognition serves as a powerful motivator, propelling Hanna to pursue her research with even greater determination. Lastly, being invited as a speaker for the prestigious US podcast “Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible,” hosted by The Institute of Neuroapproaches, was a remarkable opportunity. The podcast brings together renowned guests and industry experts to provide valuable insights and groundbreaking discussions. It allowed Hanna to share her journey, insights, and career challenges, inspiring others in the scientific community while discussing cutting-edge advancements in the treatment of brain tumors.

Her commitment to making a lasting impact is unwavering, as she envisions advancing our understanding and treatment of brain cancer, particularly high-grade gliomas. At the heart of her vision lies a dedication to uncovering novel insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of these challenging diseases, with the aim of pushing the boundaries of current research and paving the way for more effective therapeutic strategies that enhance patient outcomes and quality of life. Whether through her research, advocacy, or entrepreneurial pursuits, she aspires to leave a legacy of positive change and innovation in the fields of neurosurgery and neuroscience, ultimately aiming to advance human knowledge, improve healthcare outcomes, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients worldwide.

Read the complete finalist list at wcwawards.com/finalists

The winners of the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards will be announced at the Women Changing the World Global Summit and Awards in London, United Kingdom on 25 May 2024.

For more information on the Women Changing the World Awards visit wcwawards.com 

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