Janice Blum serves as the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education in Indianapolis. She holds a Chancellor’s Professorship at IUPUI with an appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine. Blum leads the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Research which advocates for and serves researchers from the 17 schools in Indianapolis, IUPUC, and IUFW. She oversees the Indianapolis office for the University Graduate School in her role as Associate Dean. Blum completed a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Penn State, and a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Duke University. She was a fellow at Duke University Medical Center in the Immunology Program with support from the NIH and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. At Washington University as a Parker B. Francis Fellow, she completed research in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology. In 1991, she started her research laboratory in the Department of Immunology at the University of Washington and the Benaroya Research Institute. Blum moved to Indiana University in 1995, with a research focus on human immunology, tumor and autoimmunity, and immune responses to pathogens. She has participated in and lead multiple training programs for students and fellows with goals to expand access to research and to build a more diverse and collaborative workforce.