Working within the strong clinical environment of the Cleveland Clinic, the CWRU Lerner College of Medicine, and the Lerner Research Institute, the CUL has outstanding access to a wide range of engineering and medical facilities. The laboratory research and office space is located on the second and third floors of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. The laboratory consists of specialized equipment to design, construct, and test ultrasound imaging systems and therapeutic devices. A large assortment of computing options allow the group to perform and develop advanced signal processing methods. Additional research, imaging, and surgical facilities are also readily available within the same building. Various ongoing experiments are also being conducted in additional specialized spaces through collaborations and subcontracts at Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo.
The Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is home to approximately 2,000 scientists and support personnel, including over 250 faculty-level scientists, over 271 postdoctoral fellows and nearly 180 graduate students, providing an overall outstanding research and teaching environment. The Institute is among the largest private research institute in the country, with an annual research budget in excess of $240 million. Laboratories at the Lerner Research Institute are further supported by nearly two-dozen subsidized, state-of-the-art Core Facilities. The department's professional staff regularly collaborates with clinical colleagues.
Having been consistently ranked as one of the 4 best hospitals in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic stands out among the elite research and medical institutions in the world. This non-profit foundation is the largest private employer in the city of Cleveland with over 36,000 employees and annual revenues exceeding $4.4 billion. The Clinic includes numerous out-patient, in-patient, and research buildings and facilities, a 1000+ bed hospital with 20 geographic medical and surgical (Med/Surg) nursing units, the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, the Lerner College of Medicine, and the Lerner Research Institute. The clinic has a salaried medical staff of over 1,500 physicians, and 4,000 nurses. The Clinic provides care for over one million ambulatory patients and as an academic tertiary referral center, the Cleveland Clinic Hospital averages 60,000 admissions annually from patients throughout the United States and more than 100 countries. The clinic also sponsors one of the nation's largest graduate medical education programs with approximately 1,000 residents, fellows, medical and graduate students in training. The clinic has an outstanding history of research breakthroughs, patient care innovations, technologic advances and cost-containment strategies.
The Clinical Ultrasound Laboratory (CUL) was established in 2013 to improve and expand the use of ultrasound in medicine. The Principal Investigator is Greg Clement, PhD, who joined the Lerner Research Institute from Harvard University and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he was an Associate Professor, Head of Imaging for the National Center for Image Guided Therapy, and the Technical Director of the Focused Ultrasound Laboratory. A Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), Dr. Clement is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, and sits on the editorial boards of the journals Physics in Medicine and Biology and Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Clinic Ultrasound Laboratory (クレメント超音波研究室)
Cleveland Clinic (クリーブランド・クリニック),
Lerner Research Institute
Case Western Reserve University