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Announcing the launch of Nurture Connection—the hub for Early Relational Health

By Dani Dumitriu | February 6, 2023

I’m excited to announce the launch of Nurture Connection, a new movement conceived by our partners at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), dedicated to advancing the field of early relational health.  In 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement proposing a paradigm shift in pediatrics: one that…

A Letter from Dani Dumitriu MD, PhD – The New Director of the Nurture Science Program

By Dani Dumitriu | July 1, 2022

Within a month of my arrival to Columbia University Irving Medical Center in 2018, I was introduced to Dr. Martha G. Welch, founding director of the Nurture Science Program (NSP). We had an immediate meeting of the minds – and an instant emotional connection, realizing we shared a common goal: to bring emotional connection into the lives…

Martha G. Welch MD Takes on Role of Founding Director Emeritus of the Nurture Science Program

By Nurture Science Program | March 16, 2022

After leading the Nurture Science Program with vision, dedication and passion for 14 years, Dr. Martha Welch, MD, DFAPA, is stepping aside as Director. Dr. Welch, co-founded the program in 2008. She will continue to contribute to the program, and will assume the title of Founding Director Emeritus.  The Nurture Science Program is well positioned…