Lerner Research Institute

Home to basic, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, a top U.S. hospital.



Cleveland Clinic Study Finds No Association Between Influenza Vaccine and COVID-19 Risk

Using patient data from Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 registry, Dr. Zein found that receiving the flu vaccine does not increase risk for COVID-19 or worsen associated disease outcomes, suggesting it is safe and advisable to receive the influenza vaccine this flu season.

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$2.6M Grant Awarded by NIH to Identify Possible Targets for Treating Alcohol-Related Organ Damage

Dr. Cresci will explore how increasing levels of two molecules commonly depleted as a result of chronic alcohol exposure may help to rescue pathologies of alcohol use disorder, including bacterial imbalances, leaky gut and increased circulating toxins.

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$10M NIH Grant Will Advance Research Into Sex Differences in Brain Cancer

This new award will fund a research consortium led by Lerner Research Institute and Case Western Reserve University to study differences in glioblastoma between males and females.

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Institute News

COVID-19: Our Response

The best and brightest scientists, researchers and clinicians are working together to study treatments and prevention strategies to overcome the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19. Explore our latest research news and discoveries.

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Accelerating Discoveries to Patients

Working together with Cleveland Clinic physicians, our scientists are discovering the treatments of tomorrow. While many spend their days working at the laboratory bench, their inspiration can be found at the patient bedside.

Education & Training

Postdoctoral Program

Train on the cutting-edge of research and join our thriving postdoc association.

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Molecular Medicine PhD Program

Earn your PhD through our unique program that combines basic science and medical knowledge.

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Graduate Programs

Earn your PhD through our joint program with local universities.

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