Dr. Penticuff earned her BSN from Medical College of Georgia, her MSN in Pediatric Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on ethical issues in health care, with particular emphasis on justice in the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, patient/family involvement in ethical decision making in end-of-life care, ethics in genetic testing and therapies, and perinatal ethics. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of ethics and neonatal care, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 1988. She was inducted into The University of Texas at Austin Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 1998 in recognition of her distinguished teaching. Dr. Penticuff is a member of the Steering Committee of the Ethics Project, The University of Texas at Austin.