Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Genetic Factors that May Influence COVID-19 Susceptibility

A new Cleveland Clinic study has identified genetic factors that may influence susceptibility to COVID-19. Published today in BMC Medicine, the study findings could guide personalized treatment for COVID-19. While the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases result in mild symptoms, the virus does pose a serious threat to certain individuals. Morbidity and mortality rates rise … Read More

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Receive $1.2 Million NIH Award to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Students

At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland’s anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action. Cleveland State University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute received a five-year, $1.2 million T32 training award from the National Institutes … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Develop First Model to Predict Likelihood of Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Outcomes from the Disease

Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed the world’s first risk prediction model for healthcare providers to forecast an individual patient’s likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19 as well as their outcomes from the disease. According a new study published in CHEST, the risk prediction model (called a nomogram) shows the relevance of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Supports Cleveland City Council Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Cleveland Clinic Statement, June 3, 2020 Cleveland Clinic fully supports the City of Cleveland and applauds the efforts of Council Members Blaine Griffin and Basheer Jones in issuing an Emergency Resolution to address racial disparities in our communities. Helping others to heal is our mission and caring for the community is a priority. Our organization will … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Appoints Leslie Jurecko, M.D., MBA, as Chief Safety and Quality Officer

Cleveland Clinic has named Leslie Jurecko, M.D., MBA, as Chief Safety and Quality Officer, effective June 15, 2020. Dr. Jurecko will oversee enterprise safety and quality initiatives for the Cleveland Clinic health system and will report directly to Cleveland Clinic Chief Clinical Transformation Officer James Merlino, M.D. In addition to her leadership role, she will … Read More

11 Cleveland Clinic Hospitals Earn “A” Grades in Safety

Eleven Cleveland Clinic hospitals, in addition to Ashtabula County Medical Center, received an “A” in the most recently published safety grades by the Leapfrog Group. The following Cleveland Clinic hospitals earned A’s: Akron General Avon Hospital Euclid Hospital Fairview Hospital Hillcrest Hospital Lutheran Hospital Main campus Marymount Hospital South Pointe Hospital Union Hospital Weston Hospital All … Read More

Cleveland Clinic, Meijer Donate Food, Supplies, Masks to Cleveland’s Ward 6 Community

Thursday, April 23 at Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Center, more than 250 invited residents from Cleveland’s Ward 6 received donated supplies and food that are much needed as residents face economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cleveland Ward 6 Councilman Blaine Griffin, volunteers from Cleveland Clinic, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Fairfax Renaissance … Read More