Joseph C. Cook, Jr., of Nashville, TN, Elected to Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association

Jan 13, 2010, 17:17 ET from American Diabetes Association

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes(SM), announced that Joseph C. Cook of Nashville, TN, has been elected to its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Cook is a principal and co-founder of Mountain Group Capital, LLC and the Limestone Fund, LLC. He also is a founder and serves as Chairman of the Board of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company and as a director of Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated.  Cook retired as a Group Vice President of Eli Lilly & Company in 1993 and retired as CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2003.

He has been actively involved in the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation for several years and served on the Research Foundation Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005.  He served on the American Diabetes Association's Research Work Group in 2008.  

Cook earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Colleen Fogarty

703-549-1500, ext. 2146

SOURCE American Diabetes Association