TechWomen/TechGirls honor recognizes her work in epilepsy treatment
Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurologist Dr. Barbara Jobst has been named the 2020 Tech Professional of the Year at the NH Tech Alliance’s fifth annual TechWomen/TechGirls awards luncheon, which was held virtually earlier this month.
The annual award acknowledges the accomplishments of New Hampshire women who contribute to help advance STEM education and professional STEM advancements for women throughout the state.
Jobst, co-director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, is the section chief for adult neurology and vice chair of the Neurology Department at DHMC. She is also the Louis and Ruth Frank Endowed Professor of Neurosciences at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Jobst is a clinician-investigator who applies advanced technology to benefit patients and has trained many students, residents, fellows and junior faculty in using technology to advance medicine. She and her team have participated in multiple multicenter trials involving brain stimulation and she has studied the interaction of memory and epilepsy.
Her work has included improving memory with deep brain stimulation as well as developing and implementing a cognitive-behavioral program for memory problems in epilepsy.
“I am honored to be recognized by the NH Tech Alliance, and applaud their efforts to illuminate the work of women in STEM fields and in promoting STEM opportunities to girls and young women throughout the state,” Jobst said.
Originally from Germany, Jobst attended Dartmouth Medical School (now known as the Geisel School of Medicine) for four months in 1992 as a medical exchange student. She returned to the United States in 1996 as a medical resident at DHMC after earning her medical degree, and has been with D-H ever since.