Philip E. Rubin, Ph.D., adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery and chief executive officer of Haskins Laboratories, an independent, Yale-affiliated research institute focusing on the science of the spoken and written word, has been named chair of the National Academies (NA) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS). The BBCSS is an advisory board that helps the National Research Council, the NA’s research wing, to identify areas in which new scientific developments are creating opportunities or problems for public policy.