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From physiology to endocrinology: A doctor's career journey

From physiology to endocrinology: A doctor's career journey

Dr. Erik Aspenson's career as an endocrinologist began at OSU more than 30 years ago when he earned his bachelor's degree in physiology. After attending medical school and serving 11 years with the U.S. Air Force, the father of four turned his focus to treating patients with diabetes and thyroid disease — something he's done in the Tulsa area for the past 15 years. Aspenson gave us a look into his life and career, including what drew him to OSU as an incoming freshman, the unique way he starts each day and what it means to be a Cowboy.

Freshman appreciates OSU’s support during bout with COVID-19
Wed, Sep 16, 2020

At first, Oklahoma State University freshman Aubrie Penfield attributed her body aches, sore throat, runny nose and “stuffy feeling” to allergies and carrying her belongings up three flights of stairs on move-in day.

Molecular research the foundation of new non-addictive pain treatments
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

Through molecular research, scientists at the National Center for Wellness & Recovery at Oklahoma State University are seeing promising treatment alternatives that would allow physicians to treat pain without opioids or the devastating side effects of opioids.

Free environmental law enforcement training available
Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Free seminar offered for environmental law enforcement.

Group donates care packages for quarantined OSU students
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

Oklahoma State University students in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 may have a little something to be thankful for after a local group donated the first batch of many care packages.

COVID-19 pandemic heightens stress levels
Tue, Sep 01, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brings added stress for families.

Community Advancing Conversation to focus on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Oklahoma State University’s third installment of its Community Advancing Conversations series will feature a presentation surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.