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Joshua Isaac Leaston is a MD candidate in the Stanford University School of Medicine entering class of 2021. He holds a degree in Neuroscience from Northeastern University with a minor in Health Science and has received various academic excellence awards and scholarships.His research interests include the development of quantitative neuroimaging methodologies for neurosurgical and radiological outcome improvement. He has also received a research fellowship from a Boston based neuroimaging organization and MedScholars funding for his research on neuroimaging methodologies. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is also the co-founder of a company focused on addressing disparities in skin cancer through advanced imaging, which has been recognized through the Stanford Biodesign NEXT award and eWEAR. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is dedicated to raising awareness around the intersectionality between the unhoused community and medicine. Joshua co-founded a nonprofit dedicated to supporting unhoused individuals, where he has raised funding to sustainably support the cause since 2019.Joshua has also demonstrated his dedication to advancing science and medicine through several presentations, including a talk at Tufts Medicine on barriers in medical school enrollment for minorities and a presentation at Northeastern University on "How to Build a Nonprofit." He has presented at conferences such as Rise, KTGF, SPINE, AANS, ISMRM, and the AMEC-SNMA conference, and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Frontiers in Neuroscience and PLoS ONE.In conclusion, Joshua Isaac Leaston's academic excellence, research contributions, and dedication to social causes showcase his strong potential to become a compassionate and impactful physician scientist.