Peggy Frisella receives Distinguished Service Award

Peggy Frisella Distinguished Service Award(L-r) Larry Shapiro, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Distinguished Service Award for Research winner Peggy Frisella, RN, BSN; and L. Michael Brunt, MD

Peggy Frisella, RN, BSN, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award for Research at Washington University School of Medicine for her contributions to the Washington University Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery (WUIMIS) at a ceremony on April 24. Frisella, who began her career at the medical school in 1987, has served WUIMIS since 2000, initially as clinical lab manager and currently as manager of research operations. She organizes and runs postgraduate educational courses, supports research fellows and a biomaterials lab, and is co-founder of Surgical Outreach for the Americas, a nonprofit organization that provides surgical care in underserved countries.