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 “Dean’s Report” 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.


Tina Shelton, Director of Communications, 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), and “Distinguished Alumna of the University of Hawaiʻi,” Tina was an award-winning news reporter and TV news anchorwoman for three decades covering the people of Hawaiʻi.

Tina Shelton
(808) 692-0897


photo of Deborah Manog DimayaDeborah Manog Dimaya, Deputy 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


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-Kakaʻako, 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 Kakaʻako, read: e-Bulletin Board.