Marc Zarefsky

Marc Zarefsky

AMA Affiliated Groups

Contributing News Writer,

Marc Zarefsky is a communications consultant who works with C-suite executives, top-ranked universities, nonprofit organizations, and a variety of associations. Marc previously worked in the communications offices at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Prior to that, he worked as an award-winning sports reporter and editor. 

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Physician Health

How COVID-19’s affecting mental health of women physicians

Three female physicians talk about balancing work, home life, child care and anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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7 things about EHRs that stress out doctors

Learn about what research has identified as the factors of electronic health record (EHR) systems associated with physician stress and burnout.

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Public Health

Older Americans with HIV face a second pandemic in COVID-19

“We’ve been through this” attitude is helpful, but patients with HIV still face big problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more with the AMA.

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Physician Diversity

Will mom get sick? Life as a physician mother during the pandemic

Parents across the country are dealing with the challenges of balancing work and home life. Three physician mothers share their stories.

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Health Equity

How Henry Ford shows the way on tackling patients’ social needs

The Henry Ford Health System has found innovative ways to address the social determinants that drive Detroiters’ poor health outcomes.

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Public Health

Q&A: Ochsner PI takes you inside coronavirus vaccine trials

Julia Garcia-Diaz, MD, is principal investigator for two COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials at Ochsner Health. Learn about the race for lifesaving vaccines.

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Accelerating Change in Medical Education

COVID-19 shows why health systems science matters so much

Learn how the pandemic has given a face to health systems science—the third pillar of medical education.

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Physician Health

Target work culture to ease hospitalist strain during COVID-19

On the front lines during the pandemic, hospitalists can see big benefits by getting involved in efforts to transform their working environment.

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