Hopkins expands computer use
The Johns Hopkins University has opened the Center for Biomedical Visualization to attempt to expand the use of computer imaging into patient care. The center, aimed at coordinating the expertise of disparate departments on Hopkins' two campuses, will connect faculty members from the medical school and Hopkins' Homewood campus to work with new computer technology to try to come up with ways it can be used in treating patients.
Feds seize Standard Federal
Federal regulators took control yesterday of Standard Federal Savings Bank of Gaithersburg, saying they would operate the thrift while pursuing a permanent solution to the company's problems.
The thrift, renamed Standard Federal Savings Association, is one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers. It has 18 branches in Montgomery, Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. Standard Federal has about $1.83 billion in assets and $882 million in deposits, which continue to be federally insured up to $100,000 per account.