Waring Library completes film preservation grant
Brooke Fox 792-6477 email@example.com
The Waring Historical Library Announces the Completion of its National Film Preservation Foundation Preservation Grant
During his 29-year career at the Medical College of the State of South Carolina (as it was then known), Dr. Walton coordinated research programs and was among the first faculty to receive federal funding for research. At the time of his death in 1971, Dr. Walton was the principal investigator of one of the oldest continuous research grants of the then National Heart and Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Under the 24-year-old grant, Dr.Walton and his colleagues in the Department of Pharmacology conducted extensive cardiovascular research and developed methods for quantitatively measuring the contractile force of the heart as well as testing the effects of various drugs on the heart. This research and work lead to improvements in the use of drugs during open-heart surgery.
The NFPF basic preservation grant supported the creation of a film preservation master and two access copies of Contractile Force. The film is now available to the public for on-site research and will be accessible online in early 2013.
For more information about this announcement, please contact Ms. Brooke Fox, MUSC University Archivist at 843-792-6477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.