Philip Rubin Takes New Leadership Role at White House Office

June 21, 2012

by Paula Skedsvold

Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), recently appointed Dr. Philip Rubin to the position of Principal Assistant Director for Science at OSTP. 

In doing so, Rubin assumed the responsibilities of Dr. Carl Wieman who stepped down from the position on June 2. In the new role, Rubin will become Co-Chair of the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Science, serving with other Co-Chairs, Drs. Francis Collins and Subra Suresh, Directors of the NIH and NSF, respectively.

Philip Rubin had been serving in the White House as Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at OSTP, a position he will continue. Rubin will also continue to lead the federal neuroscience initiative mandated in Congressional report language, a key part of his activities since joining OSTP.