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JABSOM Media and Communications Team (JMAC)

Our work is strategically focused on strengthening the name and reach of the UH medical school. JMAC works with all areas of our medical school to help JABSOM tell its story through the work of all of our programs and departments. We are a small but strong team of journalists, photographers, designers, videographers, editors and marketers. We combine our strengths and experience to bring new ideas to each project. 

Meet our team!

Matthew Campbell, Director

Born and raised in Honolulu, Matthew graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Journalism. Previously, he worked as an anchor and investigative reporter in Springfield & Hartford. He is happy to be with family and is very grateful to be at JABSOM to tell amazing stories from our school.

"The light in me sees the light in you."

Deborah Manog Dimaya, Associate Director

Deborah is a multimedia journalist from Kalihi with degrees in both Journalism & Ilokano Language and Literature from UH Mānoa. She loves to chat about #momlife, puppies, BTS and olympic weightlifting.

"Everyone has a story; I love helping others share their voice."

Janell Agcaoili, Social & Emerging Media Strategist

Janell graduated with a B.A. in Communications from UH Mānoa. She lived in South Korea for two years teaching English. Janell is also the OG K-pop queen in JMAC (her favorite K-pop group is Monsta X). Her favorite way to unwind is by singing off-key karaoke. 

"Humans only have one ending. Ideas live forever."

Vina Cristobal, Chief Multimedia Content Producer
Vina graduated with a degree in Communications from Chaminade University. You can find her at church on Sundays, perusing weekly farmer's markets, meeting with friends at Ali'i Coffee (or any cute cafe), journaling, or making references to Instagram reels. Talk to her about BTS meme videos too - she's seen them all. 

"You are loved!" 

Additional Information

Please submit NEW requests to or to our media request form and be specific as possible when inputting your requests. To ensure that your event is in the upcoming issue of the UH Med Weekly newsletter, we kindly ask that they’re received before 12 p.m. on Thursdays.
If the week includes a holiday, we ask that you send the event before 12 p.m. on Wednesdays or before the holiday. 

If you would like us to cover your event, please notify us two months or more in advance so that we can plan accordingly.

When sending flyers or graphics, please send in an image file (.jpg/.png preferred). Dimensions should be 1080 x 1350 pixels (px). 

Check out our podcast, "JABSOM Pulse," on Spotify! 

Welcome to JABSOM Pulse, the podcast that gets to the heart of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Hosted by our media team, Team JMAC, we uncover the vital stories that make up our school and its impact on the community we serve.

Each episode, or "heartbeat," features conversations with the people who know JABSOM best - our own ʻohana! Through candid conversations and enlightening anecdotes, we'll dive into the heart of their experiences, research, and initiatives that make our school unique. Join us as we get to the heart of JABSOM!

The most recent episode can be found below, or you can follow the podcast on Spotify:

What can I use the media request form for?
We highly recommend using the media request form for most requests! The request form will be seen by everyone on the team. It will almost ensure a quicker response than reaching out to members individually (who may not immediately see emails due to being in a meeting or in the middle of a photoshoot, etc).

How soon can you fulfill a request?
Our most hectic season is usually from late February to August, with the transition of our graduating students and incoming students and residents. We try to expedite any time-sensitive material and adjust our schedule as much as we can for those types of projects and events. We kindly ask for
your patience, and we recommend planning ahead and notifying our team in advance.

How many edits do you allow for videos?
For video projects, we allow up to three rounds of edits.
Otherwise, we will send the final product and mark the project as complete. We ask that during the review process to make your edits as clear and concise as possible.

For events and projects, how far in advance does your team have to be notified?
As soon as you have finalized details on your project (time/date/people involved/locations), please notify us as soon as possible. That way on our end, we can plan accordingly. We understand that everyone’s schedules don’t always line up, so we kindly encourage to please plan ahead. We may ask you to send photos and videos for us to use in the future.

Love your work! Keep it up!
Thank you! We do our best. 😉