Postdoctoral Program

Training the Investigators of Tomorrow

About Lerner Research Institute

Lerner Research Institute is home to laboratory-based, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, a top hospital in the nation. As a research institute embedded within an international hospital system, we are uniquely poised to improve patient care; our scientists work closely with Cleveland Clinic physicians to transform groundbreaking discoveries made in the laboratory to the patient’s bedside.






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Success Stories

Dana Schneeberger, PhD

I was given many opportunities for success at Lerner. I presented countless posters, published over 20 abstracts and manuscripts and gave four invited talks. I received multiple graduate student travel awards and a best student paper award. I was a finalist for the Young Investigator Award at the Bakken Heart-Brain Summit in 2009, and I received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Expense Award from Cleveland State University.

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Trainee News


2021 Quarter 1 Trainee Accomplishments

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Physician-Scientist Training Program Graduates First Student

Dr. Smith, a vascular surgery resident in the Heart, Vascular &Thoracic Institute, recently earned his PhD through Lerner Research Institute’s innovative physician-scientist training program.

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VIDEO: Explore a PhD in Molecular Medicine

Hear directly from program leadership and current students about our unique collaborative graduate training opportunity that integrates basic science and medical knowledge.

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Connect with Us

The Lerner Postdoctoral Association and Alumni Network on LinkedIn is a group of current and former postdoctoral fellows, research scholars and graduate students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. We share opportunities for career development, networking and highlighting our scientific achievements.