The Bob Johnson & Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship
Overview of the Bob Johnson & Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship
The Bob Johnson & Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship has been made possible by a bequest made to the Charlies Foundation for Research from Bob Johnson, in memory of his partner Jenny Llanos.
The Fellowship is designed to expand the respiratory health research program within Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital as well as attract and support leading clinicians with the potential to build a clinical academic career.
The Fellowship funds will enable the selected candidate to concentrate a significant portion of their time on developing their academic career. This may be achieved by using the funds awarded to either buy out clinical time or employ research staff, separately or in combination.
The Fellow will be required to establish an independent program of research in respiratory health, under the supervision of a leading Professor nominated by the Institute for Respiratory Health, aligned with the research interests and clinical expertise of the recipient.
The Selection Committee will comprise representatives from the Institute for Respiratory Health, Charlies Foundation for Research, Sir Charles and The University of Western Australia.
History of the Fellowship
Bob Johnson and Jenny Llanos were deeply connected to the healthcare industry, with Jenny being a nurse in Western Australia and London for many years. They lived a happy life together and were described as inseparable.
Years later, Jenny suffered a lengthy battle with emphysema, which eventually led to her admission to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. It was suggested she have a lung transplant.
Following the successful operation, Jenny and Bob were granted an additional 12 years together. Throughout this period, Jenny maintained regular contact with the hospital staff through routine check-ups.
When Jenny passed away in 2005, Bob wrote a letter to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital expressing his sincere gratitude for the treatment both Jenny and himself received from the doctors and nurses. As a testament to their gratitude, Bob chose the Charlies Foundation for Research as the sole beneficiary of his estate. Sadly, Bob passed away in 2019 after a short battle with illness.
Bob and Jenny’s goal was to ensure people living with respiratory issues, can have hope that new treatments will allow them to spend longer with their loved ones. In 2022, the Charlies Foundation for Research, the Institute for Respiratory Health and the University of Western Australia came together to set up the Fellowship Program.
Applications for the Bob Johnson Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship are now open.
Please send completed applications to:
Bob Johnson Jenny Llanos Clinical Research Fellowship Selection Committee
Applications close Friday 4th August 2023, late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.