Behind the Blue: UK Alum & Current Miss USA Elle Smith Discusses Cervical Cancer Prevention and Education
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2022) — When University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information alum Elle Smith was crowned Miss USA in November, her life changed in an instant.
With her name catapulted into the national spotlight, Smith quickly learned the power of the Miss USA title and platform, and the importance of capitalizing on every open door.
During her year of reign as Miss USA, Smith will work with the National Cervical Cancer Coalition to educate women about cervical cancer prevention and treatment in an effort to empower women to seek preventative care.
She ultimately chose this platform in honor of her late grandmother, who passed away from the disease in 2015.
As Smith prepares for her year of advocacy ahead, she spoke with experts from the UK Markey Cancer Center about the importance of education and awareness surrounding cervical cancer, including preventative screenings and immunization.
On this episode of Behind the Blue, Smith is joined by Rachel Miller, M.D., a Markey gynecologic oncologist; and Pamela Hull, Ph.D., the associate director of Population Science and Community Impact with Markey.
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