Mount Sinai Hospital
Sinai Health System
60 Murray Street, Room L1-012
Tel: 416-586-4800 ext.6159
Dr. Virginia Wesson is a staff psychiatrist in geriatric psychiatry
and her research is based in the Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill
Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training at Mount Sinai
She holds an MSc and an MD from the University of Toronto.
She has been instrumental in the development, implementation and
evaluation of interventions to improve caregivers’ capacity to care for
family members with dementia. At the Reitman Centre she is part of a
team delivering the Reitman Centre CARERS Program, an innovative
group-based skills training program to family caregivers supporting
their loved ones affected by dementia.
Current funding includes:
2015-2018: Co-Investigator. i-TRICE Program: Innovation and Training to
Reduce Isolation in Caregivers and the Elderly. Employment and Social
Development Canada. New Horizons for Seniors Program. PI: Sadavoy,
Joel. Collaborators: Wesson, Virginia, Chiu, Mary, Nelles, LJ. $747,035
2015-2018: Co-Investigator. ENRICHES Collaborative Management
Project. Employment and Social Development Canada. New Horizons for
Seniors Program. PI: Sadavoy, Joel. Collaborators: Wesson, Virginia,
Chiu, Mary, Nelles, LJ. $556,575 CAD.
2014-2019: Co-Principal Investigator. The Canadian Consortium on
Neurodegeneration in Aging. Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(CIHR). PI: Sadavoy, Joel. Collaborators: Duxbury, L, Higgins, C, Chiu,
M, Wesson, V, Pushpakumar, D, Keefe, J, Lobchuk, M, Amant O, Tursunova,
Z. $744,123 CAD.