News, Media, Communications

Here, at the John A. Burns School of Medicine we share news about our school in a variety of ways. We have a special news website, UH Med Now, and multiple social media channels which feature our videos, images and the latest headlines. Connect with us by clicking on any of the social media icons at the foot of this or any of our webpages. We also issue an eNewsletter at least 10 months 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.


SONY DSCTina Shelton, Director of the office, directs both internal and external communications at the medical school, and assists news media with inquiries involving the medical school or its faculty, staff and students. Tina also produces videos, photographs, news releases and news stories for the UH Med Now news blog and other parts of our website. She directs multiple social media outlets for the Dean’s Office, and produces both internal and community/alumni eNewsletters. Tina also serves as Legislative and Government Affairs Coordinator for JABSOM.

A graduate in Journalism at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (and the Kapiʻolani Community College), Tina was an award-winning news reporter and TV news anchorwoman for three decades covering the people of Hawaiʻi. In 1987, she was honored as a University of Hawaiʻi Distinguished Alumna.

Tina Shelton
(808) 692-0897

Collaborating with the JABSOM Communications Team is Vina Cristobal, Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi (UHP), the JABSOM faculty practice plan. She creates visual content for the UHP Hawaiʻi (and JABSOM) websites and social media networks, and is a talented videographer and video editor. Vina graduated from Honolulu’s Chaminade University, majoring in Communications.


Vina Cristobal
(808) 469-4953



For inquires about scheduled or proposed events at JABSOM-Kaka’ako, or to schedule a group tour of our facilities CLICK HERE to contact JABSOM Special Events Manager, Melia Young.

To get an event listed on the e-Bulletin Board in the Medical Education Building lobby at Kaka`ako, read: e-Bulletin Board.