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Lerner Research Institute (LRI)

Home to Cleveland Clinic's laboratory-based, translational and clinical research, LRI is housed in 700,000 square feet of dedicated laboratory and clinical research space on our main campus. Here, our expert team of nearly 2,000 scientists and support personnel pursue inventive solutions to better diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a culture driven by a singular commitment to improving human health.

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Lerner Research Institute is cultivating the next generation of biomedical researchers by providing academic services for nearly 250 postdoctoral research fellows, 175+ graduate students and 150+ summer research students. Our team is represented at academic institutions both nationally and internationally, including faculty appointments to several nearby universities: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University and the University of Akron.

Dedication to Research and Education

  • 1,888 residents and fellows in training
  • 74 accredited training programs
  • $104 million total grant and contract federal revenue
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To work with such talented people who are here for the same purpose is wonderful. We’re on the same mission together. As a team we all accomplish great things."

- Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, NE-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Research and Innovation

Current Studies

  • Patient-Led Care

    Isolating proteins abundant in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients that may be key to preserving cognitive function (Riqiang Yan, PhD, Department of Neurosciences)

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  • Together We Uncover New Possibilities

    Testing a new drug that could return mutated pulmonary arterial hypertension cells to their normal state (Micheala Aldred, PhD, Genomic Medicine Institute)

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  • The Future of Healthcare is Now

    Formation of the Research Center of Excellence in Colon Cancer Metastasis, which aims to improve prevention and treatment through a series of multi-specialty projects (Emina Huang, MD, Digestive Disease Institute and Xiaoxia Li, PhD, Department of Immunology)

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Apply your expertise to uncover new possibilities and pursue the latest treatments in a culture of encouragement that supports you and your ideas. Researchers, scientists, physicians — here, everyone works together with shared curiosity and enthusiasm to improve and stretch the boundaries of healthcare.

Cleveland Main Campus Integrated approach

An Integrated Approach

Cleveland Clinic is a future-focused model for healthcare. It is not enough to react to our current reality, but rather we must continually invest in identifying macro trends and developing targeted solutions.

Cleveland Main Campus Core Values

Our Core Values

With patient care at the center of everything we do, we continually look for new, innovative ways to improve outcomes and experiences for our patients and their families.

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