News, Media, Communications

Working with our MD medical students is just one of the many aspects of our job.

The Communications Team at the John A. Burns School of Medicine shares news about our school in a variety of ways. Find the latest headlines, videos and photos on our special news website, UH Med Now. Connect with us by clicking on any of the social media icons at the foot of our webpages. We also issue a weekly eNewsletter and an annual “The JABSOM Lens” summarizing news of the year.

Working news media should contact the Office of Media, Communications and Government Affairs for additional information about our school, breaking news, or high-resolution video files for broadcast.


photo of Deborah Manog Dimaya
Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Director of Communications, is a multimedia journalist, producing original content in the form of news stories, videos and photos and creating video news releases for distribution to the media. Dimaya graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, receiving Bachelor’s degrees in both Journalism and Ilokano Language & Literature. Prior to joining JABSOM in 2017, she was the sole Communications & Marketing Specialist for Hawaiʻi Catholic Schools for two years and had been a freelance reporter and videographer for local publications including the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Deborah Manog Dimaya
(808) 398-0367


Vina Cristobal is a veteran with the JABSOM Office of Communications and is an especially talented videographer, video editor, photographer and social media manager. Vina graduated from Honolulu’s Chaminade University, majoring in Communications.

Vina Cristobal
(808) 469-4953

Janell AgcaoiliJanell Agcaoili is skilled in social media, writing and graphic design and is eager to hone her photography and videography skills. Fun fact: She taught English in South Korea for two years. She graduated with a degree in Communications from UH Mānoa.

Janell Agcaoili
(808) 476-6146


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