ERI is saddened to hear of the passing of Heidelise (Heidi) Als, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Emerita, Harvard Medical School, Director, Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies, Boston Children’s Hospital, Founder, NIDCAP Federation International, Inc.
As a past ERI faculty member she inspired us to provide quality education for the neonatal therapist, and develop our comprehensive NICU Education Program
“A visionary and a prominent scientist, Heidelise Als has left a legacy that will live on in those she mentored, worked with and befriended, and in the lives of premature and ill infants and their families made better by her vision and tireless advocacy”.
On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Boston Children’s Hospital, the Boston Globe paid tribute to Heidelise Als: One Woman Quest To Improve Care for Premature Babies
“We are all connected; we mutually support,
teach, learn from and enrich one another”
Heidelise Als PhD