Alumni

In Pursuit of Dual Passions

In Pursuit of Dual Passions

Glenn Rennels’s colleagues thought it was “a lunatic move” when, in 1990, he gave up an endowed chair at MIT to work in computer technology at The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). But for Rennels (Med’80), this was the ideal way to unite his dual passions for medicine and artificial intelligence.

The 2014-2015 Syvertsen Scholars include (from left to right: Fadzai Chinyengtere, Ilya Bendich, Whitney Hitchcock, Sadie Marden, and Mazin T. Abdelghany, as well as Andre Koop, who is not pictured here.

Alumni Carry On Sy’s Legacy

Fifty-five years after he retired as dean of the medical school, Rolf C. Syvertsen, MD, is still remembered by alumni as a legendary professor and for many, their personal advocate and mentor. Two alumni recently made generous gifts to the memorial fund named in Syvertsen’s honor, which supports scholarships and a special scholars program.