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Tuskegee Partners with Yale on Research

March 19, 2024

Contact: Thonnia Lee, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Tuskegee University Provost Dr. S. Keith Hargrove and Yale University president Dr. Peter Salovey
Yale University president Dr. Peter Salovey and Tuskegee University Provost Dr. S. Keith Hargrove.
(Photo courtesy of Yale University)

A team of Tuskegee University research faculty visited Yale University to discuss collaborations in biomedical sciences, advanced materials and cybersecurity.

Yale University recently announced a five-year, $10 million commitment to support HBCUs through the Alliance for Scholarship, Collaboration, Engagement, Networking and Development (ASCEND).

ASCEND will support research collaborations between HBCU and Yale faculty, provide resources for HBCU faculty research projects and expand pathway programs for HBCU students. These programs, planned in collaboration with HBCU partner institutions, commit to increasing representation and amplifying the significant contributions of HBCUs in shaping the academic landscape.

Tuskegee is one of five HBCUs participating. The others include Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, Claflin University, and Morgan State University.

“This is a unique partnership that focuses on innovative research in emerging technologies whereby faculty from both institutions will address solutions that impact technology and healthcare,” said Dr. S. Keith Hargrove, Provost and Senior Vice President.  “I commend the boldness of Yale University in this outreach and acknowledgment in a current climate of dismissing the value of diversity in the fabric of US ingenuity."

In addition to Dr. Hargrove, the Tuskegee University team that visited Yale included: Dr. Deepa Bedi, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences and patent holder for breast cancer research; Dr. Tim Turner, AVP for Research, Center for Biomedical Research; Dr. Fan Wu, Professor and Department Head for Computer Science; and Dr. Vijaya Rangari, AVP for Research and Sponsored Programs and Associate Professor of Material Science. Each discussed collaborations in their areas and will be submitting proposals with Yale professors for the funding allocated by Yale.

About Tuskegee University:

Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, Tuskegee University is a private, state-related and nationally ranked land-grant institution that serves a racially, ethnically and religiously diverse student body of 3,000-plus students. The institution was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington and is one of the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1933, Tuskegee’s academic programs — many accredited by their respective accrediting bodies — currently lead to 41 bachelor’s, 16 master’s and five doctoral degree opportunities. For more information about Tuskegee University, visit


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