Six McGovern Medical School students were among those honored with scholarships at the Houston Medical Forum’s 26th Annual Scholarship Gala Dec. 4. Held at Hilton Houston Post Oak, a total of nine area medical school students received scholarships from the Houston Medical Forum.

Winners from the McGovern Medical School are: Victoria Adeseye – MS4, Kimberley Brown – MS2, Morgan Deal – MS3, Ikenna Kingsley Emelogu – MS2, Shavonia Gants – MS2, and Danielle White – MS4.

Adeseye, who grew up in Houston and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, is pursuing a child neurology residency. She said she was genuinely thankful for the scholarship. “It feels great to be rewarded by the community for my hard work,” she said. “It definitely motivated me and gave me the desire to do the same for other students in the future, especially for those populations underrepresented in medicine.”

The Houston Medical Forum was founded in 1926 as a Houston doctors association for black doctors. Today it exists as a component society of the National Medical Association, Inc. and a branch of the Lone Star Medical Association.

The Forum’s goals are to promote the art and science of medicine; the betterment of the practice of medicine among its members; the stimulation of a civic and cultural element in the community; and the fostering of social fellowship among the members, including the provision of scholarships to future black doctors/black doctor students.