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Lerner Research Institute

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 at the forefront of discovery, with leading edge technologies and equipment and opportunities for training and career advancement. The institute also has a robust education and training program and collaborates with nearby Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University and the University of Akron.

Dedication to Research and Innovation

  • 175¬†Principal Investigators
  • $114 Million¬†In Federal Funding
  • 98 Issued Patents
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As someone who has worked in science and medicine for the last 30 years, this is the most exciting time to be in research. The things that we can do now in just a few hours used to take us months or years a few decades ago. The current pace of discovery is unprecedented and limited only by our imaginations."

- Serpil Erzurum, MD, Chair, Lerner Research Institute, The Alfred Lerner Memorial Chair in Innovative Biomedical Research

Current Studies

  • Patient-Led Care

    Studies led by Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD  have recently uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process.

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  • Together We Uncover New Possibilities

    Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a new subtype of multiple sclerosis (MS), providing a better understanding of the individualized nature of the disease.

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  • The Future of Healthcare is Now

    Last year, Cleveland Clinic researcher  Emina Huang, MD was awarded a collaborative, multi-million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to create innovative disease models of colorectal cancer.

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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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