GloCal is pleased to share that 2016-2017 alumnus Moses Obimbo Madadi, MBChB, PhD, has been awarded a Calestous Juma Science Leadership Fellowship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This five-year fellowship, which is part of the Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health, seeks to support African scientific leaders doing transformational research and a collaborative community of practice around this partnership. Dr. Madadi is a Kenyan obstetrician/gynecologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Nairobi. With this new fellowship, he will form a coalition of researchers and develop tools to study the vaginal microbiome and metabolites during pregnancy to help identify predictive biomarkers and intervention strategies for improving pregnancy outcomes in Kenya. Read more about Dr. Madadi’s research and this fellowship.