Dr. Kerns retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) and service to VA following a nearly 38-year career. Dr. Kerns is one of three directors of the Yale-based NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center (PMC3). This initiative was launched in September 2017 as a joint activity of the NIH, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the VA. The NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory (PMC) is an unprecedented cooperative activity involving seven NIH institutes, centers, and offices (ICs)—NCCIH, NINDS, NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD (NCMRR), ORWH, NINR—plus the Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program (CRMRP) and the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP) at DoD, and the Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) program at the VA. This initiative builds on three ongoing activities: a long-term history of collaboration between the NIH, DoD, and VA, the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, and the work and most recent report of the NCCIH Advisory Council Working Group, entitled Strengthening Collaborations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Effectiveness Research on Mind and Body Interventions. The PMC currently funds 11 multi-site pragmatic clinical trials within DoD and VA.