Dr. Muñoz, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Muñoz received the award on Nov. 13 at a meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.

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The Fuller Award, which has been given annually since 1986, is meant as a permanent memorial to Kinston physician H. Fleming Fuller, and awarded to the physician who best embodies Fuller’s lifelong commitment to patient care, teaching, and community.

Fuller’s obstetrics and gynecology practice in Kinston, NC, spanned nearly 50 years. He is credited with helping to bring women’s health care to the forefront of American medicine, and helping to destigmatize cancer.

In introducing Dr. Muñoz, Tony Lindsey, MD, UNC Health Care’s Chief Medical Officer, said Dr. Muñoz’s career “truly characterizes Dr. Fuller’s legacy.”

When she took the podium to accept the award, Dr. Muñoz thanked her academic family for the support she has received.

“It is incredibly gratifying to be recognized in this way, and I think this will continue to motivate me to strive to be the best physician that I can be for my patients,” she said.

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