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ARCS Atlanta Scholar Alum Provides Scientific Support to Healthcare Providers

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Keely Gilroy received her ARCS award as a graduate student in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at Emory University.  After completing her PhD in 2003, she moved to Nashville for a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Keely joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2006 as a Medical Science Liaison, where she is still employed.  In her role at Takeda, Keely provides scientific support and education to healthcare providers to support the care of patients who are treated with Takeda's medicines.  She also helps to facilitate research to develop new medications and to monitor their effects and safety after they gain FDA approval.  She has worked in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cholesterol, and currently works in the area of gastroenterology with a medication for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 

She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young sons, and is very thankful for the support she received from the ARCS foundation!