Ph.D. - University of Queensland
MBBCH - University College Cork, Ireland
Professor Caplice received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1986. After internship, medical residency and early cardiology training at the Cork University Hospital he did a PhD in Cell and Vascular Biology at the University of Queensland, Australia (1992-1994) and a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia (1994-1996). He subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology (1996-1998) and a interventional cardiology fellowship (1999) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
He was awarded Fellowships from Colleges of Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Australasia. During his training he became the first Queensland trainee to win the Young Investigator Award of the cardiac Societies of Australia and New Zealand (1995). After finishing interventional cardiology training he was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic (1999 ) and directed the Vascular Stem Cell basic research laboratory there. During this time he won the prestigious Mayo Foundation CR75 award and was funded by AHA and NIH. In 2002 he won the National Merck Award for Atherosclerosis Research and in 2003 was awarded Young Physician Scientist of the year by the University of Kentucky, Lexington. In 2005 he took up appointment as the Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University College Cork (UCC) and consultant physician/ cardiologist, Cork University Hospital. He currently directs the CRVB at UCC and his research programme is funded by the NIH, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) - PI grant, and Health Research Board (HRB) - Translational research.