Institute Summary

Lerner Research Institute is home to basic, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic. In 2018, the institute received $296 million in research funding and Lerner researchers authored roughly 1,200 publications in scientific journals. The research conducted at Lerner continues to spur innovation and the local economy, as 52 patents were filed and one spin-off company formed in 2018 as a result of cutting-edge science happening within Lerner’s laboratories. Lerner offers a wealth of services to support both Cleveland Clinic and external researchers, including those from local universities and hospital systems. In 2018, Lerner’s 23 scientific core services provided more than $11 million worth of services and were awarded two federal shared instrumentation grants, which provide state-of-the-art instruments and technology to advance research. While research productivity continues to trend upward, so does the volume of patients seen by genetic counselors within the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH), the clinical arm of Lerner’s Genomic Medicine Institute. In 2018, the genetic counselors from CPGH saw more than 6,800 patients, a 40% increase over 2017. The center also saw a 50% increase in virtual genetic counseling appointment utilization over 2017, helping Cleveland Clinic to save time and resources.