2021 JoVE Librarian Innovation Award Winner: Gabriele (Gabi) Tanis

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Associate Director, Organizational Excellence, Project Management Organization, Global Development
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Gabriele (Gabi) is currently Associate Director in the Organizational Excellence team within the Project Management Organization of Global Development at Janssen Research & Development (JRD), LLC. She holds a German degree in business administration and foreign languages and has been with Johnson & Johnson for over 17 years.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Gabi spent 12 years with CSL Behring in both Germany and the US.
Over her career, Gabi has held roles of increasing responsibility spanning Project Management, Strategy & Operations, Alliance Management, Life Cycle Management as well as Industry & Health Policy.

In her current role, she has strategic as well as budgetary oversight of the JRD eLibrary and leads strategy and implementation for a number of initiatives and projects across JRD. An avid proponent of helping individuals develop and pursue their passions, Gabi enjoys mentoring and is actively engaged with the J&J WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design) program where she has been co-leading the Mentoring Circles initiative for the last three years.

Gabi lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband Mike and their adorable Beagle, Romeo. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and photography.

“I’m delighted and grateful to accept the JoVE Librarian Innovation Award on behalf of our whole team. The team worked tirelessly over many months to bring the JRD eLibrary Portal to life, from conception and design to implementation and roll-out. The award brings recognition to the power of collaboration and highlights our success in delivering this powerful tool into our users’ hands in record time in the midst of supporting our researchers’ development of the Janssen Covid vaccine candidate.”

LinkedIn: Gabriele Tanis