On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 Olivia Wireman was presented with the UK College of Medicine Department of Physiology's 16th annual Brian J. Hardin Award.
The Hardin Award is dedicated to the memory of Brian, who passed away in 2007. He was a graduate student and technician in the department who made good physiology fun and challenged everyone he met to only bring their best game. The award is granted to an outstanding staff member or student who commemorates these qualities.
The selection committee had nominations from all over the department. Olivia was a standout in the nominations as she has long been known for support of her peers, advocacy and volunteer work, and her cheerful personality.