Professor of Music Education Jennifer Bugos Awarded Outstanding Research Achievement Award

Monday, December 03, 2018

Jennifer Bugos, associate professor of music education at the USF School of Music, has been awarded the USF outstanding research achievement award for her outstanding research on music perception and cognition with regard to human development, lifespan learning, and cognitive transfer.

She is currently working on a study funded by a $2.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. In this study, Bugos and USF College of Medicine faculty member Jerri Edwards seek to evaluate the impact of music training on central auditory processing and cognition in healthy adults and those with mild cognitive impairment.

Bugos’ research has been featured at national and international conferences such as the MENC National Conference, Society for Neuroscience, and the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. She has published in many journals such as the Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and Aging and Mental Health.

Bugos teaches graduate and undergraduate coursework in General Music Methods, Music Cognition, and Doctoral Research Seminar.

See below to learn more about Bugos’ research contributions.

USF College of The Arts: Music and Medicine Faculty Receive $2.25M NIH Grant to Study Music as a Cognitive Intervention in Older Adults

USF College of The Arts: Music Study Led by Professor Jennifer Bugos Seeks Participants Aged 4 to 6

SAGE Journals: Efficacy of a short-term intense piano training program for cognitive aging: A pilot study