We need coalitions of research groups to keep us on our toes ahead of the next pandemic.
Laurie Locascio, UMD's vice president for research, will head the group.
It would have allowed "mature" 16-year-olds to consent without parental permission.
Researchers hope to enter the second phase of their study by the end of the year.
The goal is for the vaccine to last for years.
The freshman died last November due to complications from pneumonia caused by adenovirus.