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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

Freshman appreciates OSU’s support during bout with COVID-19

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

Molecular research the foundation of new non-addictive pain treatments

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

Free environmental law enforcement training available

Free seminar offered for environmental law enforcement.

Group donates care packages for quarantined OSU students

Group donates care packages for quarantined OSU students

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

COVID-19 pandemic heightens stress levels

The COVID-19 pandemic brings added stress for families.

Community Advancing Conversation to focus on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Community Advancing Conversation to focus on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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

OSU launches online public dashboard to report COVID data

OSU launches online public dashboard to report COVID data

Oklahoma State University has launched an online dashboard to track COVID-19 testing data on the Stillwater campus. The dashboard represents a commitment to keep the campus safe by providing accurate information to the community on COVID 19 metrics monitored by medical and public health officials.

Safety is key when canning food at home

Safety is key when canning food at home

Safety is key when home canning.

Nutritional sciences professor awarded OCAST grant

Nutritional sciences professor awarded OCAST grant

Nutritional sciences assistant professor Dr. Sam Emerson received a grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, the state's technology-based economic development agency.

OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition partners with Italian university

OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition partners with Italian university

Oklahoma State University faculty recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy to partner in tactical fitness and nutrition research.

OSU safety measures in place for student move-in day

OSU safety measures in place for student move-in day

With detailed safety precautions in place, Oklahoma State University students began the move-in process Friday.

Freemasons give CDIS clinic $283K in renewed funding

Freemasons give CDIS clinic $283K in renewed funding

The Guthrie Scottish Rite of Freemasonry recently renewed its partnership with OSU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders by donating $283,574 to the OSU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The partnership began in 2018 when the Guthrie Scottish Rite Foundation moved its speech and language clinic operations to Stillwater’s campus and gave an initial $182,411 to the department.

OSU Ceremony Opens First Tribally Affiliated Medical School

OSU Ceremony Opens First Tribally Affiliated Medical School

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation made history July 31 by holding the first iconic White Coat ceremony marking the official opening of the nation’s first tribally affiliated medical school.

Pushing for Food Safety during a Pandemic

Pushing for Food Safety during a Pandemic

Amidst the recent changes created by the pandemic, a small sense of “normal” seems to be returning as the start of schools across the nation creeps closer. While food safety always is key when resuming the process of packing a student’s lunch, new tips and tricks can be employed this year to further promote food safety.

OSU offers free COVID-19 testing at Stillwater campus swab pod for students and employees

OSU offers free COVID-19 testing at Stillwater campus swab pod for students and employees

Oklahoma State University is offering free COVID-19 oral swab testing for students and employees at University Health Services (UHS) on the main Stillwater campus.

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

OSU study provides insights into regional beliefs about pandemic-related wearing of masks

Respondents were surveyed June 12-20. Of particular focus is a seven-state region including Oklahoma.

Alumna launches only private recreational therapy program in Oklahoma, impacts foster youth

Alumna launches only private recreational therapy program in Oklahoma, impacts foster youth

When a program closure left many foster youth without access to vital counseling services, Lilli Higgins, a 2017 OSU recreational therapy graduate, founded her own therapy nonprofit to help.

OSU Extension addresses top economic and family issues

OSU Extension addresses top economic and family issues

OSU Extension hosted community forums to help residents identify top community concerns.

Remember the Ten Scholarship recipients announced

Remember the Ten Scholarship recipients announced

Ten Oklahoma State University students have received scholarships from the Remember the Ten Run.

Sunscreen is a must year-round in order to protect skin

Sunscreen is a must year-round in order to protect skin

The importance of sunscreen and proper application.

Sudden change to online learning can’t keep OSU students from success

Sudden change to online learning can’t keep OSU students from success

Senior Reagan Mitchell made a relatively smooth transition to online learning this spring semester even as the novel coronavirus created uncertainty as it began spreading across the United States.

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Beware of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

Scams continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Keeping your cool in hot weather

Tips to keep cool during hot summer months.